Man who visited Children’s Hospitals dress as Batman dies

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It is a sad day for the children who of have come to know Lenny Robinson as Lamborghini Batman. Robinson became famous online through his charitable work at Children’s Hospitals. The 51 year-old costume-donning superhero died Sunday night after his custom Batmobile broke down on I-70. Robinson got out of the car check the engine while he was still in the fast lane when another car collided with the back of his Batmobile which then struck Robinson. Medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.

Robinson was a divorced father of three who sold his successful cleaning business to devote his life to visiting sick children in hospitals across Washington and Maryland as Batman. According to his brother, Robinson spent over a hundred thousands of dollars to have a movie-like quality bat suit as well as his own custom Lamborghini/Batmobile. He would also spend his own money buying coloring books, sunglasses and other gifts for children when he visited hospitals.

Lenny Robinson began to get more recognition when a video of surface online showing Montgomery County Police Department pulling over his Lamborghini while he was still in full costume. The officers pulled Robinson over for not having licence plate while he was actually on his way to a Children’s Hospital. When the office saw the licence plate in the backseat of the Lambo Robinson was free to go. From that day on he was given the moniker “Route 29 Batman” because he was pulled over on Route 29.

The department released a statement Monday after hearing of the terrible news.

“The footage depicted a positive and humorous interaction between officers and Robinson. It was evident that the officers and Robinson had a mutual respect for each other and the job that each was trying to accomplish that day. Robinson was not much for attention and wanted to remain low-key as news reports of his interaction with MCP hit national and international news. When we replay the traffic-stop video, we smile and laugh, fondly remembering the day that MCP met a real superhero.”

When asked in 2012 why he did it, Robinson said that it was all about the kids and that he felt what he was doing was his true calling in life.

“You see what’s going on. It has to be moving. Sometimes you’re crying on the inside, but you’re strong on the outside. These are the real superheroes. It’s not me; it’s not you. They’re fighting for their lives every single day. Remember, at the end of the day, ask yourself, ‘Self, did I make a difference?’ And the answer had better be yes.”

The family is asking if you’d like to volunteer or donate to Lenny Robinson’s cause visit Superheroesforkids.orgFrom all of us here at Nerd Reactor, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.


Source: Washington Post

 

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