“Batkid” taking on San Francisco

The Make-A-Wish foundation is at it again. 5-year-old Leukemia patient, Miles Scott who is now in remission, had a wish to be Batman and save Gotham City.  The foundation answered by dressing him in a batman costume and taking him around San Francisco taking on foe after foe in this afternoon.

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Batkid was called into service by San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr to help fight crime who said  “Batkid, Gotham City in California needs help, we’re all counting on you, Batkid, to use your superhero powers to protect our city.”  Scott rescued a woman from cable car tracks and captured the Riddler in the act of robbing a downtown bank. He even rescued the San Francisco Giants mascot, Lou Seal who was kidnapped by the Penguin.

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Batkid had a police escort as he sped around the city in a black Lamborghini with a Batman decal. Officers blocked traffic and rode along with him on motorcycles. The White House even tweeted about Batkid saying, “Go get ‘em!”

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The crowds grew after each stop, reaching into the thousands by the time he got to Union Square. Spectators climbed trees and were heard chanting, “Bat kid, Bat kid.”  Police and organizers even struggled to keep a path open for the “Bat Mobile.” The 5-year-old became overwhelmed with the outpouring and kept his fists clenched and lips tight as he worked through each scenario.  The San Francisco Chronicle distributed hundreds of copies of special-edition newspapers with the headline, “Batkid Saves City,” in Union Square.

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The community came together to make this a day, a day Miles Scott would never forget. The boy just finished his last chemotherapy session and is now in remission and thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation he can believe he really is a hero.

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