Spider-Man Delivering Food To Elderly In COVID Lockdown

Story By: Alex Cope, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash

This is the neighbourhood Spider-Man who is delivering food to elderly people in Turkey so they can respect the country’s quarantine and stay safe.

Twenty-six-year-old graduate Burak Soylu, from the city of Antalya in the province of the same name in southern Turkey, is helping elderly residents in his neighbourhood to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Soylu has been dressing up as Spider-Man as he helps deliver food to elderly residents stuck at home, with the costumer designed to boost morale. He even drives a red VW Beetle with Spider-Man written on the back.

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Soylu told local media: “Sometimes I drive, sometimes I climb, I’m very happy that I can help people and draw attention to the call to stay at home

“Everyone has a superpower called ‘goodness’, they should use it more often.”

One elderly woman, who has not been named, told reporters: “Our hero delivers out fruit and vegetables. It’s really motivating on these boring days.”

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Another resident said: “Today, Spider-Man brought us bread and milk. We love him.”

Local media report Soylu sometimes works with local farmers to pick fruit and vegetables from their fields before delivering it those in the community.

The Marvel fan had previously dressed up as Peter Parker’s alias to entertain youngsters after an earthquake devastated the province of Elazig in eastern Turkey leaving 41 people dead.

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His work has been widely shared online, with the Vice-President of Marvel Games and the official Twitter account for “Spider-Man: Far From Home” sharing his story.

According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Turkey has suffered 90,980 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 2,140 deaths.

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Alex Cope

I am a senior writer and editor of the Golders news agency specialising in sports news from around the world.

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