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Topic - Harold Connolly
From Florida to Texas, Pennsylvania to Illinois, do-gooder volunteers are donning superhero costumes, grabbing bucket and squeegee and climbing the windows of children's hospitals nationwide. Their mission is simple: To bring a smile to the faces of the young patients inside.
"We donned the Spider-Man costumes and we rappelled down the side of the buildings," said Harold Connolly, president of Highrise Window Cleaning of Clearwater, Fla., according to USA Today. "We knocked on the glass, waved hello. There were a lot of smiles."