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Houston Spider-Man Brings Joy To Kids Displaced At Hurricane Shelter

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When Hurricane Harvey touched down in Texas, no one expected that the devastation would leave so many people without homes or food.

The days following its first landfall in Rockport, Texas, thousands of people have been forced out of their homes and into emergency shelters.

While the loss of a home can be a devastating blow to parents, many forget that the children are equally affected - if not more so - by the disruption and uncertainty that comes with it.

Thankfully, one very good Samaritan recognized that there was a way to bring some smiles to those little faces.

His sunny disposition and friendliness towards the children brought a much-needed distraction from the hardship many families in the shelter have faced...

The unnamed man dressed as Spider-Man was spotted by SpecNews reporter, Stef Manisero, as she covered stories of the families waiting for the floodwaters to receed.

Spectrum News shared videos of the Spider-Man handing out stickers and entertaining children with toys as their parents looked on.

Over 10,000 people are living in the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston - more than twice the number of evacuees the Red Cross had planned for, according to ABC News.

While the conditions aren't ideal, nearly half of the evacuees have been sleeping on the tile floors of exhibit halls, meeting rooms, the ball room and a 3,600-seat amphitheater - the shelter is at least a warm and dry location providing food and water to the victims.

Thankfully, there are people like this 'Spider-Man' who are willing to take the time to make things a little easier for everyone.

If you are looking for ways to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, please check out this list of options provided by NPR.

[h/t People]