For the homeless, every day is a struggle. (Even more so in 2020.) Worrying about your next meal or knowing whether you’ll find a place to rest your head for the night are things that homeless people face on a daily basis. Helping hands aren’t always easy to come by, but there are such hands roaming the streets of Chile, and they are clad in a pair of black Batman gloves.
How it all began
Chile has an unemployment rate of 12%, which means that approximately every tenth person you meet on the street there is out of work. One mysterious good samaritan decided to extend the best help he could. He started out with some homecooked meals which he handed out to the homeless people he saw in Santiago, but he wasn’t in it for praise or pats on the back as no one can know who the man under the Batman suit is.
This man draws all the motivation he needs from just seeing the grateful looks on the faces of the people he feeds. He has no need in public press or media attention, but he knew that people were bound to notice his actions so he thought he’d make the most of it and dress up. And honestly, he couldn’t have picked a better disguise. While most superheroes out there use their superpowers to help the helpless, batman is a mere human with no special powers. Maybe that’s the mysterious Chilean’s message — anyone can be a superhero if they do the right thing. (In the right suit, obviously.)