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Batkid Saves Gotham, and Our Faith in Humanity is Restored


In heart-warming and amazing news this afternoon, the Make-A-Wish Foundation did the best work they’ve probably ever done when they made a 5-year-old child’s dream come true!

Miles Scott, 5,  is in remission from leukemia, and, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, managed to turn his obsession with comic book heroes into the real live thing. Over 7,000 volunteers from the San Francisco area came together to make this day amazing for Miles. After the news spread all over social media, people flooded into the streets to cheer on Batkid as he saved damsels in distress and fought off The Penguin! He saved the San Francsisco Giants’ mascot, Lou the Seal from danger all while riding in the Batmobile. He even had Robin, his little brother, to help him out.

Stuff like this just totally restores your faith in humanity. For an entire city to come together (the police department, the fire department, the baseball team, the political officials, local businesses, the residents, etc.) and work so hard together to make one little boy’s wish come true is something that makes me so happy to be alive and so thankful that the good in the world will always outweigh the bad.

Yesterday was a day that little Miles will never forget. He got to capture The Riddler for goodness sake! It’s a day that a lot of us won’t forget either. It’s so easy for us to get caught up in our own lives and worry about our own problems, but when you hear the story of a little boy with cancer, we may realize we don’t have it so bad. We may even ask how we can help.

According to USA Today, Batkid even got to hang out with the mayor of  “Gotham City.”  USA Today reports, “November 15, 2013, is Batkid day forever,” said Mayor Lee, as Scott chomped away on gum in front of a faux front page of the Gotham City Chronicle, whose headline blared, “Batkid Saves City”. “You won our hearts with your story … it’s been a day of magic.”

It really is magical. Batkid is the best news story of the weekend, and don’t you forget it. Also: check out the amazing Vine below to see someone quite important (ahem, Barack Obama, ahem) weigh in on Mile’s awesome superhero skills.

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Katie is a Web Content Publisher for Launch Digital Marketing. She graduated with a degree in English from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. She enjoys traveling, reality TV, and coffee--lots of coffee.