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Winnipeg's Spider-Man has fun putting a smile on people's faces and helping out whenever he can. Read the full story on his arachno-antics.

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Winnipeg’s Spider-Man has fun putting a smile on people’s faces and helping out whenever he can. Read the full story on his arachno-antics.

JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS “I don’t want to go into it too much because I don’t want it to sound like a boast, but for sure, I’ve seen a few things that made me think, ‘Wow, I wonder what would have happened to that person if I hadn’t come along when I did,’” says Winnipeg’s Spider-Man.
JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Winnipeg’s Spider-Man is photographed in the Exchange District.
JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Winnipeg’s Spider-Man doesn’t scale buildings or swing from rooftop to rooftop; he generally gets around by bike or transit.
JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Winnipeg’s Spider-Man won't reveal his identity, but says he grew up in St. Boniface, is in his early 20s and lives with his parents.
JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS From time to time Winnipeg's Spider-Man has been able to help in a small manner, either by fetching a much-needed cup of coffee or bottle of water, or ensuring somebody gets from Point A to Point B safely.
JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Winnipeg's Spider-Man has fun putting a smile on people's faces and helping out whenever he can.
photos by JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Winnipeg’s Spider-Man, who conducts his neighbourhood patrols on his bicycle, hangs out in the Exchange District.

John Woods
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