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Superheroes visit Methodist Children's Hospital

Fraternity group takes spring break to cheer up sick kids

It wasn't a bird or a plane flying through the halls of Methodist Childrens Hospital Thursday afternoon.

SAN ANTONIO – It wasn't a bird or a plane flying through the halls of Methodist Children's Hospital Thursday afternoon.

Superman, Batman, and their superhero friends stopped by to a pay a visit to the patients there.

In reality, the visitors are from the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at UT Arlington, and this is part of their Heroes For Hope Spring Break tour. The group spends their vacation, in costume, going to hospitals throughout Texas and Louisiana.

"Most people, during Spring Break, are at the typical places like Florida and South Padre. We decided to take five days out of our lives and visit the children and make them happy," said Brent Burns, decked out in Superman garb.

This is the group's third year to visit Methodist Children's.

Burns says they take away the joy and excitement they see in the kids from each trip.