Posted Tuesday, September 10th 2013 @ 9am
Superheroes don’t just save the day in the movies and comic books anymore. Over the weekend, two men dressed as Batman and Captain America came to the rescue of a cat trapped in a burning West Virginia home. John Buckland (Batman) runs Heroes 4 Higher, which tries to spread positive messages to kids through the use of costumed characters. He and Troy Marcum (Captain America) were working a children’s event Saturday when they spotted smoke coming from a nearby home. Just like fictional superheroes, the duo immediately jumped into action and ran over to see if anyone was trapped inside. First Marcum and Buckland, a former fire fighter and Iraq war veteran, were able to push open the door, and then eventually broke a window to allow some of the smoke to escape. “The smoke lets out and as I can start to see I reach down and grab something furry,” he said. The cat was initially unresponsive, but after resuscitating measures were taken, the feline came around. Buckland said the cat “takes a look at me, then hissed,” but he wasn’t at all surprised by the animal’s reaction. “He got resuscitated by Batman, that's a pretty scary thing to wake up to,” he joked.