One Little Boy’s Wish Brings A City To A Halt. When I Saw What They Did, I Started To Cry.

A five-year-old boy recovering from cancer became a superhero for a day, as San Francisco transformed itself into Gotham City and thousands turned out to see the Batkid fly to the rescue.

Thanks to Make-A-Wish, Miles got to be Batkid in Gotham City (San Francisco), and help Batman rescue a damsel in distress and capture the Riddler!

Miles Scott (BatKid), who was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 18 months old roars out of his Batmobile…

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With the help of Batman, he’s cheered on by onlookers…

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Social media went wild for the youngster, prompting huge crowds to follow him…

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Batkid rushes to save a damsel in distress tied to the city’s famous tram tracks…

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And naturally, he receives due praise…

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The hero Gotham deserves…

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The Riddler is nabbed…

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Duo faces long prison term thanks to Batkid…our city is safe…

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The day wouldn’t be complete without a ride in the Batmobile…

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A young “Robin” shows up on the scene…

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But even superheroes have to eat lunch…

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The city’s San Francisco Chronicle printed a special edition for, with a “Gotham City Chronicle” masthead and a screaming headline: “Batkid Saves City!”

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Coordinated by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and with at least 12,000 volunteers to cheer him on, Miles Scott’s wish came true in a spectacular display of communal whimsy.

Batkid captured the attention of an entire city and even the country. San Francisco seemed to come to a virtual halt, with all eyes on Miles. Perhaps it came at the perfect time in this politically riven nation. For brief moments, the national focus turned from the political battles in Washington to a child from rural Siskiyou County saving Gotham City.

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