The Make-A-Wish foundation is letting the oh so cute Miles, a five-year-old boy fighting leukemia, live out every little boy's dream: to be Batman. Or I guess, Batkid. It's going to be awesome. Miles isn't just dressing up though, he's going to save people and fight bad guys too. Even better, San Francisco is going to turn into Gotham City and Miles will defend the city against the Riddler and Penguin for a day.
SF Gate reports that on November 15th, hundreds of volunteers will help transform San Francisco into Gotham City. Miles will get a call from the police chief to help Gotham. And then the aww-inducing story takes off. Make-A-Wish has this planned:
After rescuing a damsel-in-distress from the Hyde Street cable-car tracks in Nob Hill, then capturing the Puzzler in the act of robbing a downtown vault, Batkid will enjoy lunch at the Burger Bar, near Union Square. After lunch, he will get a special message from the Police Chief and go to the window where he will look down and see a huge crowd of volunteers jumping up and down pleading for Batkid's help. Why? The villainous Mr. P has just kidnapped a famous San Francisco mascot (Lou Seal)! The getaway car will be visible on Union Square, (a convertible offering a view of the crime in progress), and the chase will be on!
After apprehending Mr. P, Batkid will make a final stop at City Hall where the Mayor of San Francisco, Ed Lee, along with the Police Chief, will congratulate him on his daring feats of justice and present him with a key to the city. We hope to have a huge crowd of volunteers and donors there to cheer him on and thank our Batkid!
This is a great opportunity to witness the magic of a wish in action and a perfect outing for kids, families, and Bat-fans everywhere!
That sounds even better than The Dark Knight! If you're in San Francisco, you can volunteer to help out here. And here's Miles in his full get up. Look at that smile! I can't wait 'til he saves the day: