After long trying to convince members of his community to join him in trying to clean up the streets and beaches by collecting garbage, an Indonesian man decided to wear a Spider-Man costume in the hope of becoming more convincing.
Rudi Hartono, who works in a coffee shop in Pare-Pare, in South Sulawesi, has long tried to convince the residents of his small coastal community to make a greater effort to keep the area clean by collecting a lot of plastic trash scattered on roads and beaches, but was not successful.
When he started doing it in Spider-Man clothes, people started following him. It was all by chance: the first time, in fact, he bought the costume just to amuse his nephew (with little success), without imagining the consequences it would have on fellow citizens.
” At first, I did the same thing without wearing this costume, and it didn’t attract anyone’s attention to join and help collect the garbage, ” said the boy . “ After wearing this dress, the audience response was extraordinary. “
Rudi had purchased the Spider-Man costume in 2018, as a way to entertain his 2-year-old grandson, but the boy was afraid and started to cry every time he saw Rudi dressed like this, and as a result the costume remained unused for several months. Then, one day, the boy had the idea of wearing it to go on one of his waste collection “missions”, and the community’s response was instantaneous.