Seeing Superman fly for the very first time was something that inspired me to fantasize and daydream about the impossible, to imagine and conceptualize possibilities that were otherwise beyond my comprehension. Through the confused and often-frightened mind of a young preschooler, Superman made me feel like I could become a great person.
I know that I’m not alone. I know there are thousands of others out there like me- maybe it wasn’t Superman. Maybe it was Wonder Woman or Peter Pan. Or perhaps it was Sailor Moon or Goku. A child’s exposure to fictional super-powered figure that stands for justice and cares for the people of the world is a special moment, one that peels back the roof of a child’s limitation. A single, seemingly insignificant moment that has the potential to snowball into anything from becoming a teacher, an artist or just providing emotional support to those who are in need.
In this video, you’re watching that very moment happen for the first time. We are seeing this child’s world change before him. Notice his mystified eyes, watch him pump his fists up in the air. It’s an amazing thing to see.
Maybe I’m just a geek with a big imagination but I really believe that every child wants to become a Superman.
Some of them eventually will.