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‘Spider-Man’ rescues autistic Thai boy 「蜘蛛人」救了泰國自閉男孩一命

This photo taken on March 23, 2009 shows a Thai fireman, left, dressed in a Spider-Man costume carrying a boy at a special needs school in Bangkok.
這張攝於本月二十三日的照片顯示,泰國一名消防隊員(左)身穿蜘蛛人裝,在曼谷某特教學校裡抱著一名男童。照片:法新社

PHOTO: AFP

A Thai fireman turned superhero when he dressed up as comic-book character Spider-Man to coax a frightened eight-year-old from a balcony, police said last week.

Teachers at a special needs school in Bangkok called the fire service when an autistic pupil, scared of going to lessons, sat out on the third-floor ledge and refused to come inside, a police sergeant told AFP.

Despite teachers’ efforts to persuade the boy to go inside, he refused to move until his mother mentioned her son’s love of superheroes, prompting fireman Sonchai Yoosabai to take a new approach to the problem.

“My fireman rushed back to the fire station and took out his Spider-Man costume ... The boy immediately ran into his arms with a smile,” sergeant Virat Boonsadao said.

He said the fireman keeps the costume at work to liven up school fire drills.

(AFP)

泰國警方上週表示,一名消防隊員打扮成漫畫人物「蜘蛛人」,哄騙一名害怕的八歲男童離開陽台。

一名警察小隊長對法新社表示,曼谷某特教學校的一名自閉症學童因害怕上課,坐在三樓窗台邊不願下來,老師們只好打電話請消防隊幫忙。

儘管老師們力勸他下來,他卻不肯配合,後來他母親提到兒子很喜歡超級英雄,消防隊員宋嘉.佑沙拜才想到用這種新奇的方法來解決問題。

小隊長威拉特.邦薩道說:「我的隊員立刻跑回消防局拿他的蜘蛛人戲服…這名男孩立刻笑著撲向他的懷中。」

他說,這位消防隊員放這套服裝在局裡,是要作為炒熱學校消防演習氣氛之用。

(法新社╱翻譯:袁星塵)

TODAY'S WORDS 今日單字

1. character n.

角色 (jiao3 se4),人物 (ren2 wu4)

例: Snoopy is my favorite cartoon character.

(史奴比是我最喜歡的卡通人物。)

2. balcony n.

陽台 (yang2 tai2)

例: Harry loves to sit on his balcony when it's sunny.

(哈利喜歡晴天時坐在陽台上。)

3. persuade v.t.

說服 (shui4 fu2)

例: We finally managed to persuade Toby not to drop out of college.

(我們終於說服托比不要從大學休學。)

4. rush v.i./v.t.

衝 (chong1)

: Everybody rushed to the window to see what caused the noise.

(大家都衝到窗邊去看是什麼引發騷動。)


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