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Who was that masked man? Sure looks like Andrew Garfield! A few days ago, a man in a Spider-Man suit was spotted playing pick-up basketball with some kids at a New York City public school. The costume obscured his face, but a fan who uploaded video of the game says that it was Garfield himself, on break from shooting The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Take a look!
Not convinced it's him? There is some compelling circumstantial evidence: The Amazing Spider-Man sequel has indeed been filming in Manhattan. According to the videographer, that blonde girl in the background is Garfield's co-star and girlfriend Emma Stone. And that sure does look like their new dog. Plus, Garfield has gone incognito as Spider-Man before. Remember his adorable Comic-Con stunt?
Even if it was a stuntman or just some dude who's a big Spidey fan, we bet playing basketball with Spider-Man was the highlight of those kids' year. Isn't it awesome when celebrities use their star power to make children happy? Here are five more celebs who staged surprise encounters with their littlest super-fans.
1. Beyonce jumped into a dance routine at a Harlem middle school to promote Michelle Obama's "Let's Dance" campaign.
2. Johnny Depp answered a letter from a 9-year-old fan by showing up at her London elementary school, in character as Jack Sparrow!
3. Justin Bieber showed up at Jimmy Kimmel Live to meet a 3-year-old girl who had cried over him in a YouTube video.
4. Ron Perlman thrilled a six-year-old Hellboy fan with leukemia by showing up at the hospital in full make-up and costume -- and giving the kid a matching Hellboy makeover!
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5. Nicki Minaj ambushed her copycat YouTube sensations, Sophia Grace and Rosie, on an episode of Ellen.