Real-life superheroes took to the streets (and walls and ceilings) of North Central Baptist Hospital to the surprise and delight of the hospital's littlest patients.
On October 31, pediatric patients watched in amazement as Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Captain America, and the Hulk showed off their superhero strength and rappelled down the exterior of the hospital.
Helping out the Marvel-ous men were members of the San Antonio Police Department's SWAT team and the San Antonio Fire Department's Rescue Team, who helped the heroes stay safe during the drop.
Once inside, Captain America and company said hello to their tiny fans, played games, and took photos with patients and their families. The children, many of whom were unable to leave the hospital to trick-or-treat, dressed in costumes and reveled in the spirit of the holiday.
Now in its fourth annual, the Superhero Drop was held in honor of Julian Andrade, the 5-year-old son of SAPD officer Jose Andrade. Julian was a patient at the hospital, and lost his battle with cancer in 2015.