Brave battler Charlie Auton was a real pint-size superhero when he helped floor a villain with the help of comic book favourite Spider-Man.
For Charlie, five, who is suffering from leukaemia, brought the baddie to justice with the help by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Stainforth youngster pulled on the famous blue and red outfit and was given a little help by the full-sized Spider-Man as the pair heroically got to grips with Spidey’s arch enemy Venom - who’d have probably got away with it if it hadn’t been for meddling kids!
Said mum Rebecca: “Charlie’s wish really made him happy. He had so much energy considering not long ago he could barely walk - he didn’t stop running around!”
Charlie was granted his dream by the charity that grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening illnesses.
The youngster was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in October 2009.
Doctors initially thought he had a virus but after he had a blood test every other day for a month, and underwent a blood transfusion, they finally diagnosed him with ALL.
The brave youngstert has been having chemotherapy treatment for two years and he still has another year left.
Added Rebecca: “When he first started his course of chemotherapy he was very poorly - he contracted swine flu, lost a lot of weight, lost his hair, picked up lots of infections and was generally very weak. His mobility subsequently got worse and he has had to learn how to walk again.”
Charlie, who loves jumping off the furniture pretending to be a superhero, was picked up in a limo from his home and taken to meet Spider-Man and Rebecca said: “When he saw him he just stopped, he couldn’t believe it was him.”
Charlie and Spider-Man gave chase after Venom “kidnapped” Rebecca and she said: “He kept saying ‘I’ll protect you from the bad guys’. He was so proud of himself!”