A few years ago, French photographer Sacha Goldberger visited his Hungarian grandmother Frederika, who was lonely and depressed. He decided she needed a super-boost, so he created a Myspace page for her and featured her in a series of photos as Super Mamika, the superhero grandmother. The page also has several photos of Frederika in her non-super life, including a series with her out on the town with her BFF chicken. My favorites are this one and this one.
My Modern Metropolis article by "Eugene".