We see them in comics, and in movies. Superheroes are a part of our lives, especially when we are little. But what if you see a real one in your daily life? Would you believe they are real superheroes? What if I told you there is a 5-year-old Shon Griffin from Philadelphia that people call Catman and he is a superhero? Catman takes care of stray cats, dressed in a superhero costume, and cats adore him, too. Whenever you see a stray cat, just think of him, he is the right one to call!
“We call him Catman,” his aunt Kris Papiernik tells ABC news.
Aunty Kris and her fiancé are cat rescuers and have been fostering for years now. Just recently, they started looking after a local group they named the Kolony Kats. However, they soon realized they have an issue. One cat, Bug, would not cooperate when it came to getting shots and being neutered. “Nothing we tried worked,” Aunty Kris said. That’s when her nephew Shon came along. The aunt has previously noticed that he formed an instant bond with the cats so she let him help out. “The cats took to him right away. Bug came right over to Shon, rubbed against his legs and allowed him to pet him.”
From that day on, Shon became Catman. He regularly visits his aunt and the Kat Kolony, dressed in his favorite superhero outfit. Then, he feeds and pets the cats, helping with any issues. The cats are drawn to him, and even the most unfriendly ones are unable to resist his charms. “He’d scratch their bellies and scratch their heads. It was amazing to see these cats who wouldn’t even allow us to touch them, but immediately took to him. He must have this magical effect that the cats can pick up,” Aunty Kris told The Dodo.
(h/t The Dodo)
Warning! Incoming cuteness overload! The gallery is from Bored Panda.
Here is Superman petting a cat.
Raphael from the Ninja Turtles comes to feed the lovely cats.
And of course, there is Batman as well.
He would do anything to keep them entertained.
Even the most stubborn ones will come to eat from his hands.
“He must have this magical effect that the cats can pick up.”
The Flash comes, too.
Spiderman will give them a lot of love.
Look at that cute T-shirt note!
You gotta love Spiderman.
He loves them and they love him, too.
It’s lunch time!
He does it with love.
This happens too often.
The internet also reacted with love for Catman.
He is a real superhero!
Here are some cats who grew up to be even more adorable!