OWINGS MILLS, Md. (WJZ) — He was a super hero to sick children across our region. Now hundreds gather to say a final goodbye to Baltimore’s Batman.
Lenny Robinson was struck and killed while checking the engine on his Batmobile on the side of the road.
Meghan McCorkell has more on the lives he touched.
It was a packed house as mourners gathered to pay tribute to the man who dedicated his life to helping children.
As Reilly Brown continues to undergo surgery after surgery to lengthen his limbs, he’s had a super hero friend by his side.
“Having Batman there to look up to and to brighten his day, it just… it was pretty amazing,” said Reilly’s mother, Stefanie Brown.
Lenny Robinson, Baltimore’s Batman, dedicated his life to visiting sick children in area hospitals.
“They’re constantly fighting for their lives. And if this helps them, that’s what it’s all about,” he said.
On Wednesday, hundreds gathered, many in bat gear, to say goodbye to the caped crusader.
Robinson died Sunday when he was hit by a car as he stopped on the side of the road to check the engine on his Batmobile.
“He would cheer people up. Not only the kids, but the families,” said Amy Perry, Sinai Hospital.
Robinson was also a fixture in the community, which is now mourning his loss.
Dashcam video of a 2012 traffic stop in his Batmobile went viral, shooting Robinson to national fame.
But for some, like Elizabeth Gardner, he was just a friend.
“He took his time and his money, like I said, to help the kids and just make everyone laugh,” said Gardner.
When she was being bullied at school, Batman showed up to talk to her classmates — a tribute to how attentive he was with each child.
“He knew them. He knew them by name. He knew them by diagnosis. He knew if they were doing better,” said Marilyn Richardson, Sinai Hospital.
Robinson once said: “At the end of the day, you must ask yourself — did I make a difference?”
And he did — touching so many lives.
Lenny Robinson was 51-years-old.
It wasn’t just Baltimore, Robinson also visited sick children in hospitals as far away as Kentucky and West Virginia.