Saturday, November 16, 2013

Batkid saves San Francisco

Cancer patient becomes Batkid via Make-A-Wish

Five-year old Batman fan Miles Scott took over San Francisco, and the the twittersphere also, on Friday by fighting crime as his alter ego BatKid. The young boy, who was diagnosed with leukemia at 18 months old, was cheered on by thousands as the Make-A-Wish Foundation elaborately partnered with the city of San Francisco to make his wish come true.

Miles was driven around in a custom Batmobile, saving a damsel in distress, apprehending The Riddler, stopping for burgers, and rescuing San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal from The Penguin along the way. At the end of the day, Mayor Edwin Lee offered Miles the key to the city as November 15 was declared BatKid Day. The San Fransico Chronicle was appropriately renamed Gotham City Chronicle - none other than Batman's D.C. rival Clark Kent wrote the front-page articles.

You can check out some awesome photos here.

People all around the world followed and supported BatKid. With over 50,000 tweets per hour, Batkid was one of the most popular topics on Twitter this Friday. Even President Barack Obama congratulated Miles:

Update: Miles' family has launched The Batkid Fund .

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