Forget the Hulk, Thor and Iron Man – the real superheroes are those who work for Asda, according to five-year-old Brodie Hill whose grandparents Louise and Andy are helping to feed the nation from our Plymouth store.
Brodie was asked by his school to dress up as a superhero for a photo project and he proudly got kitted out as an Asda colleague – just like his grandad who's worked on groceries for seven years.
Louise, who's a home shopper, said: "His school, Leigham Primary, have been sending work home through the internet and they wanted to do a collage for parents, so they asked the children who their superheroes were. Brodie came straight out and said 'my grandma and grandad because they are key workers – they work in Asda'.
"I was quite overwhelmed by it all to be honest when he first said it. I was quite shocked. It's a nice feeling, but as far as I'm concerned we are just doing our jobs. I said to Brodie, 'What makes you call us a hero?' and he said 'Because you give us all our food, sweets and drinks'.
"Then he said 'I know it's not just you and grandad, it's everyone up there. There are lots of people in green tops!' It was so nice that he recognised all of us, rather than just us two. For a five-year-old to appreciate what we are doing is really good. It made my heart melt."
Louise says her daughter Tash was "gobsmacked" by Brodie's reaction.
She said: "His favourite superheroes are those in Marvel, so when she asked him if he wanted to dress up as like Superman or the Hulk he said 'No. They're not superheroes, they are heroes'. He understands what Covid 19 is all about and as far as he is concerned we are the real superheroes."
Brodie's picture is now in proudly on display in our store with other paintings sent in by colleagues' children and grandchildren. Louise said: "My colleagues all love it. They say it's amazing."
We think so too, well done Brodie!