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Story Of Super-Mayor Cory Booker Goes Viral

Cory Booker (credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Bing)

Cory Booker (credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Bing)

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – News of Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s daring rescue spread like wildfire Friday and quickly took on a life of its own in the world of social media.

The Twitter hashtag #CoryBookerStories has launched Booker, who saved a woman from a burning building Thursday night in Newark, into true superhero status.

Here are some of our favorites:

@MilesGrant: When Chuck Norris has nightmares, Cory Booker turns on the light & sits with him until he falls back asleep.

@jimgeraghty: Billy Joel didn’t start the fire. But Cory Booker put it out.

@ZandarVTS: After the incident, Smoke was treated for Cory Booker exposure.

@SayethSimon: Cory Booker isn’t afraid of the dark. The dark is afraid of Cory Booker.

@curtjazz: Ghosts sit around the campfire and tell Cory Booker Stories

@JillBidenVeep: Cory Booker doesn’t run into fires, fire runs away from Cory Booker.