San Francisco morphed into Gotham City for a day, complete with a damsel in distress, The Riddler robbing a bank and Penguin kidnapping the San Francisco Mascot, to grant a 5 year-old boy’s wish who is currently in remission from Cancer.
Miles Scott, the cutest superhero with bright-blue-eyes, turned into Batkid after getting a call from the Batphone at Grand Hyatt Hotel. Wearing the famous bat mask, cape and puffed up muscle suit Batman has been known for, Miles rode his Lamborghini-turned-Batmobile to complete his first mission.
After saving a woman sitting on the cable car tracks with explosives strapped to her back, he went on to fight his two biggest nemesis in town, The Riddler and Penguin. After a day’s hard work, Batkid and his superhero friend/mentor, Batman, stopped at Burger Bar in Union Square to fill up. Then, like any other superhero, he was poised to accept the key to the city from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.
All this was made possible because of the 12,000 volunteers who are more than willing to lend their helping hand after Patricia Wilson of the Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area Foundation sent an email looking for participants to make the event possible. Truly, it was a once-in-a-lifetime celebration dedicated to an extraordinary boy who recently fought for his life against cancer. And with calamities lurking in the corner, it’s nice to think that somewhere in the world, somewhere out there, someone’s wish came true.
“Tonight, Gotham is safe thanks to Batkid.”
Batkid Saves Gotham City: Wishes Do Come True