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This Is the Part Where the Superhero Discovers He Is Mortal


An anatomy of overnight celebrity.

January 2
Wesley talks with reporters after jumping on the subway tracks to save the life of 20-year-old Cameron Hollopeter.

January 3
Wesley recounts the rescue at the 137th Street subway station; receiving a $5,000 check and scholarships for his two daughters; and holding his Post cover.

January 4
Wesley receives the Bronze Medallion, the city’s highest civic award, from Mayor Bloomberg; accepting a $10,000 check from Donald Trump; and appearing on the Late Show With David Letterman.

January 8
Goes on set with Ellen DeGeneres.

January 11
Wesley rings the opening bell at the American Stock Exchange.

January 23
Wesley acknowledges George Bush after being honored at the State of the Union address.

February 10
Wesley soaks up applause at a Washington Capitals game.

February 12
The president hugs Wesley as he celebrates Black History Month in the East Room of the White House.

April 3
A free 2007 Jeep Patriot.


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