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Batkid Hits The Streets Saving San Francisco

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Updated 11/16/2013 8:40pm
Batkid Hits The Streets Saving San Francisco

Mia Johnson

Staff Writer

Move over Batman, America has a new superhero to rally behind. He’s more than half the size, twice as cute, and his name is Batkid. Behind the pint-sized bat-mask is Miles Scott, a 5-year-old boy from Northern California who has been in a long-running battle with leukaemia. A fan of Batman, Miles always wanted to spend the day as the Caped Crusader. With the help of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, he got a full day of action-packed adventures. Thousands of people in the city of San Francisco came out on November 15 to support Batkid as he swept the city to keep it crime-free. Part of his support came straight from Washington, D.C. where The White House’s Twitter account posted, https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/401435118310400000 This was followed by a Vine from President Obama himself saying, https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/401474141569572864 Called into duty by Police Chief Greg Suhr, Batkid spent his day roaming around San Francisco – or should we say “Gotham City” – with an impersonator Batman in a personalized Lamborghini Batmobile. Their first stop was to save a damsel in distress who was helplessly tied up to a fake bomb on cable car tracks. Batkid’s performance was worthy enough to give Christian Bale a run for his money as he untied the women from the bomb and set her free. Continuing along their route, they successfully took out The Riddler as he tried to rob a bank, and freed the San Francisco Giant’s mascot Lou Reel from The Penguin’s hold. https://twitter.com/SFWish/status/401429849438318593 The day was capped with a ceremony in front of the city hall building when Batkid was presented with a key to the city, as the crowd cheered his name in the background. And with that, Mayor Lee Ed proclaimed November 15 to be “Batkid Day Forever.” https://twitter.com/SFWish/status/401487763033169920 To celebrate his heroism, the San Francisco Chronicle even printed a special issue of their paper with the headline “Batkid Saves City.” https://twitter.com/SFWish/status/401801202469335040 With an event more amazing than all three Christopher Nolan films combined, Miles responded to the overwhelming amount of support by flashing the crowd a smile brighter than the lights of the Bat-Signal. Miles, who had been diagnosed with leukaemia when he was 18 months old, is now in remission. http://www.Twitter.com/PopWrapped https://pop-wrapped.tumblr.com http://www.SoundCloud.com/PopWrapped http://www.Facebook.com/PopWrapped http://www.Instagram.com/PopWrapped http://www.Pinterest.com/PopWrapped http://www.YouTube.com/PopWrapped https://pop-wrapped.wordpress.com http://www.PopWrapped.com
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