San Francisco residents took to the streets Friday to cheer on a 5-year-old boy as he assumed the role of the ‘Batkid’ for a day, foiling the schemes of the robbing riddler and — among other things — rescuing a damsel in distress.
The pint-sized crime fighter isn’t only taking out bad guys but is also cutting leukemia down to size, as “Batkid” — also known as Miles — is in remission, reports KTVU.
“Never in my wildest dreams did I think SF would respond this way,” Patricia Wilson, executive director of the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation, said of Miles’ dream to be a superhero for a day.
The elaborate event began with a custom San Francisco Chronicle dedicated to the knightly exploits of the Tulelake, California resident turned masked crusader.
See below for a run-down of Batkids’ busy day. (Crime fighting is hard work!)
Even President Barack Obama and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) had to weigh in on the day’s events.
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton also had words for Miles.
“I talk about about celebrities and I wanted to let you know that you are not only a superhero but you are also super famous, and super awesome and, if I’m ever in trouble, I’m going to call you because Batkid is my favorite superhero,” says Hilton in a YouTube video posted Thursday. ”So, keep on being awesome, keep on shining and I send you so much love.”
Rare was unable to access the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation website Friday because of a “server error.” Bad guys, cancer, servers — what isn’t Batkid felling today? Millions of newfound fans, perhaps?