The power of Twitter: Taft High kids convince Stan Lee to reach out to shooting victim Bowe Cleveland; Update: Lee records video for Bowe!/RuBiKs_Eh/status/291347421794009088

After 16-year-old Bryan Oliver allegedly shot classmate Bowe Cleveland last week at Taft Union High School in Taft, Calif., students launched a Twitter campaign to persuade Spider-Man creator Stan Lee to visit their injured friend in the hospital. Cleveland is a huge fan of Spider-Man.

After a full week of #StanLeeMeetBowe tweets, Lee finally responded on Tuesday.

Trying to contact @bowecleveland & his family if any 1 has their info please email us at TY -POW! #StanLeeMeetBowe

— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) January 15, 2013

The teens were thrilled with their success and grateful to Lee for responding.

Oh my god we did it!! 😄😍😳

— Tallllzz (@Chaaaally) January 15, 2013

I’m gonna thank @pablodapegacorn and @iamtaftsbatman for getting this out in the world! @therealstanlee #StanLeeMeetBowe 😄

— Tallllzz (@Chaaaally) January 15, 2013

Woooohoooo! ❤😊 @therealstanlee #stanleemeetbowe #prayforbowe

— Markie Oglesby(@MarktheSharkk) January 15, 2013

Sooooo much respect and apprecation to @therealstanlee! We did it Taft! <3 #JustForBowe

— Allie Who (@beezygioni) January 15, 2013

@therealstanlee This means so much to not only us Taft kids, but to @bowecleveland especially!! Thank you! #StanLeeWillMeetBowe #Pray4Bowe

— Amy Wilson シ (@AyooMimii_) January 16, 2013

dude. stan lee is meeting bowe. i honestly did not see that happening. i wanted it to dont get me wrong… but i didn’t think it would.

— ari. (@ocnarfleira) January 15, 2013

Damn, Stan Lee is making it happen. What a dude.

— Hunter Liljeroos (@hunnermichaeltb) January 15, 2013

Wait Stan Lee is gonna meet Bowe?! WE DID IT 😃

— Anakin Skywalker (@brycelovesitt) January 15, 2013

@therealstanlee BEST thing ever thank you Sir! He’s really deserving! @therealstanlee…

— Cameron Bunch (@CMBunch) January 16, 2013

We did it guys!!! #StanLeeIsMeetingBowe #ThankYouStanLee woottt!!! Thank you everyone who stuck it out with us! @pablodapegacorn :DD

— Nick Jordan (@RuBiKs_Eh) January 16, 2013

Wish I could see the look on @bowecleveland s face when this happens!

— Nick Jordan (@RuBiKs_Eh) January 16, 2013

So what’s next for the Taft High community?

I’m so happy right now☺👏💁 #overjoyed #StanLeeMeetBowe #TobyMaguireMeetBowe

— Kylie Gill✨ (@kyliiiez) January 15, 2013

C’mon, Tobey Maguire. Make it happen!


Stan Lee released a video message for Bowe:

Speedy recovery @bowecleveland my brave brigadier! Here’s a special video from your #StanLeeMeetBowe

— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) January 17, 2013

Read more:

Leave a Reply