Extra! Extra! #Batkid saves the city thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation in San Francisco.
The adorable 5-year-old saw the city transform into Gotham as thousands watched him become #Batkid for a day.
Miles Scott, whose Leukemia is in remission, expressed his wish and the city obliged, as reported by The Inquisitr earlier this month.
It all started with the help of hundreds of volunteers, who happily got to work to make everything perfect — even the San Francisco Police Department provided a real “Batmobile” for Miles to ride in.
The day began when Batkid saw a special edition of the San Francisco Chronicle, called Gotham City Chronicle, with the front page fully dedicated to him and the title “Batkid Saves City.”
The lead article was written by none other than Clark Kent, while the rest of the page featured pieces by Lois Lane, Brenda Starr, and Perry White, all characters from the Superman comic book.
At 9:30 am PT, Miles saw a report on TV in which the police chief asked whether anyone knew where Batkid was, because he was needed to help solve a crime and “bring the bad guys to justice”, according to Make-a-Wish.
Part of the activities planned for Batkid included saving a damsel in distress tied up across the cable car lines and catching the Riddler while he was robbing a bank.
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While Miles was eating lunch, the chief sent him a message to look out the window over at Union Square where thousands of people had gathered and were calling his name for help.
Afterwards, the Penguin was kidnapping the San Francisco Giants mascot, Lou Seal, and Batkid was called to rescue him.
The events ended at City Hall, were the Mayor was waiting for him and presented Miles with the key to the city as a large crowd cheered him on.
To top things off, the US Attorney issued a statement thanking Batkid for helping in the arrest of the Penguin and the Riddler.
Make-a-Wish was so taken with the 5-year-old when they interviewed him, that it took the unusual step of asking assistance from the public in granting the little boy his wish.
“He is a sunny, positive little boy and finds his inspiration in super heroes,” Make-a-Wish said of Miles. “When we interviewed Miles for a wish, he surprised even his parents: he wishes to be BatKid!”
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Jen Wilson, marketing and promotions manager for Make-a-Wish in San Francisco, told ABCNews.com:
“This is one that we thought of as a great opportunity for people to share in the power of a wish so they can see how it affects not only the children and their families, but also the other people involved. It has a big impact on many people.
“Since he wants to be a superhero, we felt like having a large crowd there waiting with signs and cheering him on would make him feel like a hero, not just because he battle villains and he helped fight crime, but he’s a true hero.”
Make-a-Wish says the #SFBatKid has taken not only San Francisco, but the entire world by storm, and they have received offers from many who want to be a part of making the little guy’s wish come true, including celebrities and other public servants.
What do you think about how San Francisco helped Make-a-Wish grant Batkid’s wish?