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Superman helping tornado victims in north Georgia

6:52 PM, Feb 5, 2013   |    comments
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ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. - One of the many volunteers working in the aftermath of last week's tornado is drawing a lot of attention, thanks to his boots and cape.

Dressed as Superman, the 25-year-old from Cobb County has traveled to Adairsville and Calhoun to work for hours, helping victims clear debris from their broken homes.

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He doesn't want us to tell you his name. He wants the focus to stay on his mission.

"I'm hoping to spread the message of compassion and friendship, something I believe is in short supply these days," he said.

When he was 9-years-old, he lost his mother to a fast spreading infection. He remembers fighting like his favorite super hero to keep her alive. After that, he turned his life to God.

It's the memory of his mother that drives his compassionate outreach. The Superman outfit is a way of encouraging people to hear his story.

It's not that he believes he's super. He believes anyone can be a hero.

"I'm very blessed," he said. "I want to share the blessings with others."

When he arrived at the Jackson family's tornado battered home, they thought the outfit was odd. After a short time, the focus was no longer on the big red cape.

"He worked for two or three hours," said Steve Jackson. "He helped the family out and helped this community. It was great."

He is splitting his time between helping in Adairsville and working his job at a Cobb County grocery store. He plans to be back in tornado territory soon.

He'll bring both his cape, and his compassion.

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