Residents of Newark, N.J., can rest easy knowing that in these chaotic times following FrankenStorm Sandy they can put their trust in a guardian who watches over them.
A man who should probably consider donning a mask and cape before rushing in to action, alerted that he's needed by his very own bat signal — Twitter.
We're talking, of course, of the city's mayor, Cory Booker.
On Tuesday night, the rising political star and social-media junkie (dude's got more than a million Twitter followers) was alerted by the tweet of Newark resident Brett Baker that there were some homeless people congregating in an area of the city that regularly floods.
Within an hour of that the initial tweet, Cory sent a reply on twitter reading "Thanks. Just left. We were able 2 convince & transport 32 homeless brothers & sisters 2 shelter."
That's right. He went down there and helped remedy the situation ... personally!
Of course, those familiar with Cory's career will know that this is pretty common for the mayor of the largest city in New Jersey, who's been known to be hands on with the heroics. In April, he ran into a burning building to rescue a neighbor. During the intense winter storm of December 2010, he and his staff drove around responding to tweets for help from residents who were snowed and shoveled them out. He even spoofed himself in a video on Gov. Chris Christie's YouTube page!
Seriously, Cory. Just get some tights and an alter ego already. We suggest: "Twitter Man!"
Video: "Hero" - Enrique Iglesias
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