Batman makes an appearance in Peoria

By WEEK Producer

July 26, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 1:21 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The caped crusader is out and about once again, but this time he isn't fighting crime.

Batman, also known as Maryland businessman Lenny B. Robinson, made a stop in Peoria Thursday at the Children's Hospital of Illinois to boost the kids' spirits.

Batman has been visiting sick children in the Baltimore area for 11 years, but this summer decided to do a road trip in his Batmobile to bring the superhero to life for children all across the nation.

"It made me feel a lot better," said 10 year old Kaylee Sroka. "It makes me feel awesome. It makes me feel very cared and loved."

"That's what it is all about," said Robinson. "Then I know I'm doing something good. That's the answer, that is the true answer."

Batman got his new Batmobile last month from a Canadian company that specializes in replicating vehicles seen in movies and TV shows.

The new Batmobile is a replica of the original Batmobile from the 1966 television show, and it even shoots flames.

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