Batkid saves Gotham City!

There are times when magical thinking has a moment. And that day is today in San Francisco Gotham City, where one lone, little super-hero stands against the forces of evil: BatKid! And it’s working great. Batkid has become a Twitter sensation at the hashtag #SFBatKid, live feed here.

Gotham City Press — San Francisco, grappling with the exploits of the Riddler and the Penguin, will call upon a pint-sized crusader: Miles, a 5-year-old cancer-stricken boy, a.k.a. Batkid. What started out as Miles’ wish to be Batman has turned into an all-out extravaganza in San Francisco as word spread and thousands of people volunteered to pitch in and help transform the bayside metropolis into Gotham City.

Coordinated by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the effort will include Miles’ own Batmobile, a personal call from Police Chief Greg Suhr for help, the apprehension of the Riddler and then a flash mob involving hundreds of people in Union Square alerting Batkid to the fact that Penguin has kidnapped Lou Seal, the San Francisco Giants mascot.

Rest assured, Batkid’s leukemia has gone into remission and he will be around to protect the good people of Gotham for years to come. Not a bad way to end the week folks.


  1. jnorris says

    San Francisco is a very special place. First they embrace His Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton, then The Fire. In 1955 they battle the giant octopus and build Haight-Ashbury in the 60’s. Now its Batkid.

    Keep it classy SF!

  2. BCat70 says

    I was immediately reminded of Emperor Norton as well.

    I thought about some snark on how different this kids path would be if the Teabaggers/ Randians had their way, but I wont.

    Instead, I will just bask in this story. Humanity FTW!

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