Five-year-old Miles has been battling leukemia since he was just 18 months old. The cancer survivor is a mini superhero himself, so the city of San Francisco morphed into Gotham City on his behalf, for a day of fun and ‘crime-fighting!’
An entire busy city came together to give a deserving young boy his number one wish: Miles Scott just wanted to live like Batman. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the Bay Area and over 12,000 volunteers and supportive citizens, the cancer survivor was able to live out his dream of truly being Batman for a day. This heartwarming story shows that with a little community support, the bad guys can always be brought to justice!
Batkid: San Francisco Becomes Gotham City For Cancer-Fighting Kid
Miles’ cancer has been in remission since June 2013, so he has many reasons to smile!
Batkid donned his full batgear look for his day out in Gotham City! Complete with the required mask, cape, and faux muscle suit, Miles’ costume was as authentic as it could get!
The shy kindergartener from Tulelake, Calif. even got to ride in the Batmobile — a luxury Lamborghini fitted with bat decals, which was reportedly lent to the event by a wealthy California resident for the occasion, according to ABC News.
Accompanied by a “full-size” adult Batman, Miles raced through Gotham City, experiencing the thrill of crime-fighting!
Batkid Takes Over San Francisco
Over the course of the day, Miles was able to “rescue” a damsel in distress, stopped the Penguin’s kidnapping at AT&T Park, and even came to the aid of a robbery in progress, according to USA Today. He took time out of his busy day to enjoy a tasty hamburger.
After refueling, he ended the day at City Hall, where he was presented a key to the city by Mayor Ed Lee.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Can you believe how many people came out to support Batkid?
— Kristine Hope Kowalski