This is the inspiring dad who dresses up as Spider-Man every day – all for the love of his children.
Christopher Lee, 40, caused a stir last week after he was spotted in a supermarket with his two sons all dressed as the world-famous superhero.
The father-of-two from Thorton Heath, south London, said that he began wearing the outfit for his super-hero obsessed sons Christopher Junior, four, and 16-month-old Xiong.
The photographer explained that his four-year-old, Christopher Jr, adores the character and was ecstatic when he first saw his dad dressed up.
He said: “When he’s not watching the cartoon, he’s singing ‘Spider-Man, Spider-Man’.
“When I started dressing up as Spider-Man I did it for my boys.
“Now I do it for humanity because we could all do with a little more joy in our lives. Every family I have come across has loved it.
“It’s great to see the look on children’s faces when they shout: ‘Wow, it’s Spider-Man.'”
Christopher bought the costume for £22 as a surprise for the four-year-old, but needed to try it on before he showed the youngster.
He said: “I wanted to see if it fit me so I waited until night time, put it on and rode my bike to a friend’s house.
“On the way I noticed people were cheering and waving at me.
“When I got back I realised how much fun I’d had.”
Now, every time they go shopping Christopher dons his costume and the family of superheroes head out to the delight of passers-by.
The trio don their outfits to do mundane errands, like doing the grocery shopping or nipping to the post office – all to the delight of wife and mum Chantelle.
She said: “I love them dressing up.
“It’s for the boy and he adores Spider-Man. I think he likes it because he can get to places other people can’t.”
“I only get embarrassed when people ask where my outfit is.
“I tell them that, when I get slimmer, I’ll put one on.”
Christopher and his boys have no plans to stop dressing up any time soon, but are not on the lookout for a Fantastic Four set of costumes so Chantelle can get involved.
She added: “It’s nice to think our family is doing something to cheer people up.”