This is 5-year-old Scott Miles. He suffers from cancer and his biggest dream was to be Batman and save Gotham City, so the ‘Make A Wish’ foundation made his dream come true. They cordoned off the entire city of San Francisco and let Miles aka ‘Batkid’ chase criminals for 5 hours. The police of San Francisco tweeted ‘Batkid caught the Riddler’ and Barack Obama sent him a video message. I love this.
San Francisco Batkid is the best thing to happen this week
And maybe even the best thing ever. Who could say no to a young boy who’s celebrating beating his cancer into remission?
Downtown San Francisco, thanks to the Make-a-Wish Greater Bay Area Foundation, city officials and the work of thousands of volunteers, turned into a Gotham City today, complete with villains like the Riddler and Penguin, just waiting for a tiny caped crusader to swoop in.
The San Francisco Chronicle even published a limited-edition “Batkid Saves City” issue.
Read more on young Miles’ struggle, and his eventual superheroics, over at L.A. Now and Share It Now. And if you’re so inspired, head over to the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s site and perhaps help make more dreams come true (once their site is done being swamped by bat-traffic).
Photo: Jeff Chiu / Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle