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Who Had A Better Time Yesterday? Batkid Or Everyone Watching Batkid?

Yesterday, the world watched as one boy got the experience of a lifetime – 5-year-old Miles was Batman for a day. See how an entire city made his dream a reality and watch as even the cast of The CW’s Arrow and the President of the United States got involved. 

Our sister site Geekosystem had the livestream up yesterday of the whole event, which to be honest, was pretty impressive. Miles had been fighting leukemia since he was just 20 months and with a long battle behind him (he’s now in remission), it was time to celebrate. So the Make-a-Wish Foundation went to work turning San Francisco into Gotham City for the day. ”I thought I could do it on a scale that a 5-year-old would appreciate,” their Bay area executive director Patricia Wilson told SFGate, “But apparently, it’s on a scale now that the nation appreciates.”

And that’s exactly what happened. We watched as “Batkid” foiled the plans of The Penguin and The Riddler, saved an innocent bystander, and took calls from “Commissioner Gordon,” aka Police Chief Greg Suhr. Watch some videos of this escapades here.

But as the day continued, everyone got in on the fun and jumped at the chance to thank “Batkid” for being a hero. For instance, President Barack Obama

The Department of Justice even put out a press release thanking Batkid and denouncing the villains. And the cast of Arrow went the extra mile…

The San Francisco Chronicle created a special-edition “Gotham City Chronicle” to replace their front page Friday and it was so popular they decided to reprint it as a special insert inside today’s edition.

Several news sources are reporting the event had roughly 12,000 volunteers but others lines the streets and watched online as it happened. And to boot? Miles’ younger brother wore a Robin shirt and cape.

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  • Anonymous

    What an amazing event that the President and several entertainment stars got involved. This kid has been through a lot, and the time they took to help him celebrate his remission, and just be a kid, was awe-inspiring. Super heroes are supposed to bring the world together, and Batkid did that. Miles is a true super hero.

  • Important Film Maker

    This is so beautiful, seeing everyone work together to do something amazing like this. Doesn’t hurt that the kid is also adorable.

  • Anonymous

    sometimes things like this makes me feel like there is hope for humanity yet :)

  • Anonymous

    This seriously brought a tear to my eyes. And can we give big ups to the cops who helped out and the poor lady who let herself get strapped to the bomb? All the volunteers who helped make this happen for this lil’ guy are awesome.

  • John W

    My Faith in humanity and The USA is once again restored.

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  • Ryan Colson

    This is pretty awesome.. but why was the first Batkid ignored largely by the media back in April 2012?

  • Troy Lenze

    They’ve been doing superhero make-a-wishes since at least 2006. I’m just glad this one got so much publicity.

  • Aeryl

    You missed BatDad Vine! He thanked BatKid for giving him the day off(then Jen reminded him he still had to take out the trash!)