April 20, 2020
Spider-Man is spreading joy around Stockport for kids stuck in isolation
You can always count on a superhero when times are hard. And not one but two versions of Spider-Man have been spreading joy around the streets of Stockport. Using their hour of exercise a day, pals Andrew Baldock and Jason Baird have been using their time in the best possible way. Working separately, they have been visiting streets around Stockport to wave to children who are stuck indoors because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The pair have been using social media to let families know where they are heading around lunchtime each day and children have been waving and sharing messages from their windows.
In fact a Facebook group to follow their whereabouts, and for people to share photos of their little ones getting in the superhero spirit, has already amassed nearly 800 members in just a few days.
Jason, 34, owns and runs Jason Baird’s Black Belt Academy in Reddish and Andrew, 44, is a full-time instructor there. With Andrew covering Bosden Farm and Jason in parts of Bredbury, both are sending the message to children to stay indoors and wave from their windows to avoid breaking any social distancing guidelines.