A man in England is turning his free time into a force for good.
Known only as 'Captain Manchester,' this do-gooder's true identity remains a mystery. After losing his job, he began walking the streets of Manchester helping the elderly with groceries and picking up litter -- not the superhero work we're used to seeing in movies, but super all the same.
When a fan asked him what his superpower, he said, "Good deeds."
The missus has fell asleep. Here's my outfit so far. After some black and red gloves... pic.twitter.com/3HGa3VR32y
— Captain Manchester (@Captain_MCR) September 9, 2013
Captain Manchester has used Twitter to reach the city's denizens since the beginning of September. He originally wore a Batman mask before creating his own red-striped superhero outfit, and now he even has business cards.
In a recent interview with the Oldham Chronicle, Captain Manchester says he was inspired by the superhero comics he reads, and just needed a productive way to fill time while he looks for a job.
The business cards I ordered have arrived. Maybe taking this a bit too seriously now. pic.twitter.com/4nS8bSssXT
— Captain Manchester (@Captain_MCR) September 23, 2013
He says he told two friends about his new occupation, but besides that he leads a superhero's double life. Not even his girlfriend knows.
“I’m not sure how long Captain Manchester will carry on but I will always enjoy helping people out," he told the Oldham Chronicle. "My message to anyone inspired by Captain Manchester is — help someone out today."
“You’ll be surprised how good it makes you feel.”