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- San Francisco cheers Batkid as he lives out superhero dream (latimes.com)
- Batkid becomes US superhero for a day (smh.com.au)
The city of San Francisco has never seen such doing of derring — or such jubilant solidarity — as on this Friday, Nov. 15, henceforth known as Batkid Day.
Miles Scott, a 5-year-old leukemia patient, was the star of a citywide production put on by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Wearing an elaborate Batman costume (and Velcro shoes with bright orange straps), the pint-sized superhero rescued a damsel strapped across the city’s cable car lines; he foiled the Riddler mid-bank robbery in the financial district; he tracked the Penguin to the Giants stadium and freed their mascot, Lou Seal, from his finny clutches. And at each stop, thousands of people, many covered in Batman yellow, cheered him on — chanting his name and booing his enemies.
Homemade signs read “Help, Batboy!” and “Thanks, Batkid!” and “Miles, You’re Our Hero.” The mini-masked avenger chased his foes in a decked-out Lamborghini, complete with Batman…
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