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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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- San Francisco goes Gotham City for Batkid (telegraph.co.uk)
- San Francisco Turns Into Gotham City So 5-Year-Old Cancer Patient Can Be Batkid (blogs.sfweekly.com)
San Francisco to become Gotham City
- Your Morning Cry: S.F. Turned Into Gotham for 5-Year-Old’s Make-a-Wish (jezebel.com)
- S.F. to be transformed into Gotham City for 5-year-old’s Make-A-Wish (sfgate.com)
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is granting a five year a chance to be Batman for a day. On November 15, San Francisco will be protected by Miles, who has been battling leukemia. But Miles won’t be battling villains alone, the San Francisco Police Department will be helping him as well as a “real” Batmobile. They’ll be foiling some local villains (since it’s San Francisco, maybe beating hippies). It’s a wonderful thing to see and great for the city and foundation to do.
On their website, the foundation has a run down of what the day will entail:
The day starts with a breaking news story. Gotham City’s Police Chief asks if anyone knows the whereabouts of Batman because he needs his help solving crime and bringing the bad guys to justice. Our little Batman, Miles, in training with adult Batman, is ready to answer the call! Of course Batman will be…
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