#SFBatKid Captures The Heart Of The Nation

Posted Nov 16, 2013

Five-year old Miles Scott, a boy with leukemia, is now the #SFBatKid. Thousands of volunteers, TV crews, and President Obama has teamed up with the Make-A-Wish foundation in San Francisco to help make Scott’s dream come true. Scott has been battling cancer since he was 18 months old, finished his treatment in June, and is now in remission. While Scott was dealing with the illness, he became very interested in superheroes.

“Miles has always been a fighter,” stated Miles’ dad Nick Scott. “He fought through cancer and he beat that. I think it goes hand in hand that he’s a fan of Batman and superheroes, as well.”

When the Make-A-Wish Foundation asked Miles what he wanted more than anything in the world, he said that he wishes to be BatKid. Yesterday, the city of San Francisco turned into Gotham City for miles. People in San Francisco cheered for Scott as he rescued a damsel in distress.

The police closed down major roads and his fans cheered him on as he ran through the streets. The President and First Lady sent out tweets in support from the White House.

President Obama he made a Vine video:

The day started out by San Francisco?s Police Chief Greg Suhr appearing on TV asking if anyone knows where BatKId is. Suhr said that he needed BatKid’s help to save the city from the Riddler and the Penguin.

Miles’ little brother was dressed up as Robin:

BatKid had to disable a plastic bomb to free the damsel. He managed to do it before a cable car crashed down into the scene:

BatKid rode around in a Lamborghini “Batmobile” to stop a bank robber in San Francisco:

BatKid got hungry so he grabbed a hamburger and fries with his parents:

The Penguin kidnapped the San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal. Lou’s hands were tied as the Penguin drove with him towards AT&T Park:

BatKid found Lou tied up to a cage. He untied Lou’s hands and the adult Batman chased down the Penguin. The Chief of Police appeared on the Jumbotron to thank BatKid on behalf of the city:

Mayor Ed Lee was at City Hall at the end of the day where he was joined by a crowd to thank BatKid:

?We?ve been chasing Nigma and Cobblepot for years and just when I was about to give up hope that we would ever bring them to justice, wouldn?t you know it ? Batkid shows up and saves the day,? said U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag in a statement. ?I?ve been involved in some unbelievable cases and I?ve worked with some pretty remarkable law enforcement officers, but the bravery displayed by Batkid is off the charts. I?m absolutely certain that there is no villain this remarkable super-hero can?t defeat.?

Below are some great photos from Instagram about #SFBatKid: