Deadpool, a Scotsman, wins hearts by doing good deeds in his area.
South Lanarkshire is smiling as “The Local Deadpool” delighted residents dressed as iconic Marvel superheroes during the pandemic.
From garden tours with sick children to Halloween home deliveries and First Communion entertainment, the Father, who keeps his true identity private, is on a mission to spread joy at a time of so much sorrow and grief. uncertainty.
Despite a busy schedule of full-time work, babysitting, and superhero chores, Deadpool found time to chat with the Daily Record about his truly heroic mission.
The mysterious man said: “It has been such a difficult time for everyone in this pandemic.
“I just want to make people smile and I can do that by visiting local kids who love Marvel and the comics as much as I do.
“I’m all for a laugh.”
The longtime comic book lover bought Deadpool’s infamous red and black costume two years ago and “toyed with the idea” of appearing for free at children’s parties and charity events, but never took the plunge.
But the first lockdown in 2020 urged the beloved father to do his part.
Putting on his unique costume, Deadpool began to roam the streets and quickly caught the attention of the stunned locals.
“People were honking their horns, waving from their homes and cars and the children clapping, it was lovely,” he added.
“Halloween 2020, a few of us in costume dropped candy at some doors too, they thought it was awesome.”
As restrictions eased this summer, word of The Local Deadpool spread so much that he was asked to show up at a parent’s son’s birthday party, which really opened the floodgates. .
“Thanks to word of mouth, I received more and more requests,” he said.
“A friend has created a Facebook page and is helping the admin.
“I threw a few birthday parties and visited a few kids stuck at home after suffering accidents which was a great way to surprise and cheer them up.
“Communion feasts also asked me to come, I did five on the same day in June.
“Kids love the costume, it’s something different and a lot of adults love it too, because Marvel is for all ages.
“I work over 70 hours a week, with shifts of up to 2 pm. Some of these visits have been between night shifts.
“But it’s worth it, I like to make people happy.”
While he has a number of superpowers, such as fast healing and the occasional teleportation, getting a UK driver’s license is something Deadpool isn’t quite dealt with yet.
“I mostly travel on buses, which in itself is a laugh, I get a few stares,” he said.
“The drivers usually don’t say much, I have a valid ticket and that’s all they care about.
“I get derogatory remarks at bus stops, but overall kids love it.”
The local Deadpool will rely on transport more than ever as he plans to expand the network of good deeds across the rest of Scotland.
“I am planning a few surprise trips and sightseeing that will take me out of South Lanarkshire.” he said.
“Then watch this space.”
Residents took to social media to hail the “brilliant” local superhero for his “beautiful gesture,” with one saying their son was “hypnotized” by him.
Lisa Mason said: “He’s brilliant.
“What he’s doing is awesome.”
Andrea Sneddon added: “A great guy, whoever he is…”
“My little boy was mesmerized when he met him.”
Rebecca-Ann Kenyon said, “OMG, I love this guy.”
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And Liz Barrowman adds: “What a beautiful gesture.
“Good luck to him.”
Deadpool first appeared on the pages of Marvel comics in the ’90s.
Most recently, Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds portrayed the popular character in a series of bluckbuster films, including the X-Men and Deadpool series in 2016 and Deadpool 2 in 2019.
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