- When you help someone, you help everyone.
- -- May Parker src
May Reilly was born in Brooklyn. She met and fell in love with Ben Parker, and they eventually married. They bought a house and lived togheter in Queens. May and Ben took in their nephew Peter after the death of his parents, and raised him as their own child. One day Ben was murdered by a burglar, leaving May widowed.
Three years after Ben's death, May started volunteering at a homeless shelter named F.E.A.S.T. as a way to "find some light in the darkness." Though she initially intended for it to be a temporary job, she became a pillar of the F.E.A.S.T. community, and the shelter's operations manager. Peter would occassionally find time to lend May a hand at F.E.A.S.T. as well.
Five years later, May's boss and friend Martin Li left his philanthropic life to terrorize Mayor Norman Osborn. He entrusted May with F.E.A.S.T. to ensure the good he did with the shelter would continue. May respected his wish, having decided to remember Martin Li for his good actions. She additionally took Miles Morales under her wing after he started volunteering at F.E.A.S.T. following the death of his father Jefferson Davis.
After the lethal bioweapon Devil's Breath was released on Manhattan by Doctor Octopus, May became one of the thousands of infected by the outbreak. Despite her situation, she continued to provide assistance at F.E.A.S.T. until she collapsed. As Spider-Man, Peter managed to recover a vial with an anti-serum for Devil's Breath.
However, the dose was too small and he saw himself faced with the choice to either treat May right away to save her, or to preserve the sample so it could be used to develop more anti-serum. May convinced Peter to conserve the sample, and in her deathbed she revealed she knew from some time that Peter was Spider-Man. Before passing away, May ensured Peter she was proud of him, and that Ben would be as well. May was later buried next to Ben's grave.
May was a kind and caring woman. She was known to help people in need, and trusted on a better tomorrow. Her death was felt by everyone.
- May was 66 years old during the events of Marvel's Spider-Man.
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