‘Superman lives here’: Neighbors welcome COVID-19 survivor Michael Flor home to West Seattle

“Superman” is Michael Flor, who survived a life-threatening case of COVID-19 and returned home to a spirited welcome from his West Seattle neighbors today.

His story was told by Danny Westneat of The Seattle Times two weeks ago, when Flor was discharged from Swedish Medical Center. (The story didn’t mention he lives in West Seattle, but a friend told us, so we linked the story in our nightly virus-crisis roundup.) He’s been recovering at a rehab facility since then – until today.

The photos were sent by Wendy Hobson, who reports, “All of the neighbors came out to welcome him home with signs, balloon, chalk drawings, and a power-washed welcome home in the intersection” (above).

A doctor told The Times that at one point, Flor – who is 70 – was near death, “as sick as you can get.” But he survived, and is now back home to do exactly what that window sign exhorts – “celebrate.”

9 Replies to "'Superman lives here': Neighbors welcome COVID-19 survivor Michael Flor home to West Seattle"

  • Steve May 20, 2020 (6:19 pm)

    Thank you for this.

  • Kim May 20, 2020 (9:07 pm)

    Such a wonderful story.  Nice to have a big win!

  • Stay well May 20, 2020 (9:42 pm)

    Happy for your recovery Michael, get good rest :)

  • Heidi C May 20, 2020 (9:50 pm)

    To a strong recovery!  Your line crew is cheering for you.  Heidi and Patrick.  

  • HS May 20, 2020 (9:52 pm)

    Amazing! Welcome home Mr. Flor. And good job neighbors!

    • Marta Flor May 21, 2020 (9:41 pm)

      Thank you to all you wonderful West Seattle neighbors for giving Michael such a fantastic welcome home.
      He was so looking forward to returning back to his home and being with Elisa, Beija and Christ.
      Thank you again for all the prayers, support and well wishes for Michael and the family. It really means so much!

  • ScubaFrog May 21, 2020 (1:02 am)

    This is just so awesome, cheers Michael!  To a long and happy life!  WOOOOOOO!

  • Heather Hanson May 21, 2020 (9:29 am)

    This is why I love West Seattle.  Welcome home Mr Flor!  Relax, put your feet up, and have a beer.  Here’s to a long healthy life. 

  • Amber Kormanik May 21, 2020 (10:09 pm)

    Coach, I am so happy you are doing better. Welcome home – stay strong. 

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