I saw a snippet from a Spider-Man comic in a post someone made online one time. In this comic, Spider-Man is attempting to rescue a little girl from a height, or a fire. She's afraid of his mask, so he takes it off to reassure her.

The art was done in what looks like a newer style; I'd guess it was probably written in the last couple of decades or so.

  • That happens in The Amazing Spider-man movie; are you sure it was a comic you're thinking of? – Jason Baker Jun 1 '15 at 4:30
  • Well, it was on a thread featuring a bunch of clips of moments in comic books, and I distinctly remember the illustration. Also, he was initially in full costume (hence having to remove the mask), and there was a risk of his being discovered, as somebody else (maybe a police officer?) was nearby. That said, maybe it was partially inspired by the film (or vice versa). – James G. Jun 1 '15 at 4:37

This may be the official tie-in comic to The Amazing Spider-Man movie:

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The Lizard was tossing card around like they were toys, and it was all I could do to save them (thanks to the combo of my super-strength and artificial webbing)

Spider-man: Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Hey! Not cool! You're just going to throw a car and run?

I wanted to go after him. But I heard screams for help.

Father: My boy Jack is still in the car!

So I did what I had to do.

Jack: Daddy, help!

The boy was terrified. I guess I broke superhero rule #1 by taking off my mask. But I had to do something to calm him down.

Spider-man: See, Jack? I'm just a normal guy. Here, put [my mask] on. It'll make you brave. [Jack puts on the mask] Okay, see? Now I want you to reach out to me as I climb in. Now! grab my arm!

[Spider-man zips out of the falling car, holding on to Jack]

Father: Oh, thank you...thank you. Who are you?

I felt strange but exhilarated -- I was starting to to realize that I really could make a difference.

Spider-man: I'm... Spider-man.

The child in danger is a boy, not a girl, and there doesn't appear to be imminent danger of discovery (as was mentioned in a comment on the question), but it otherwise seems to fit.

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    Did he take the mask back off the kid as soon as they were free of the wreckage? Harsh... – Valorum Jun 1 '15 at 5:49
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    @Richard well, Spiderman needs some bravery as well – Petersaber Jun 1 '15 at 8:11
  • Did he rescue anyone else out of all those other cars, or just the boy? youtu.be/LiV7Xs2cvqg?t=56s – Ellesedil Jun 1 '15 at 15:44

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