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Everything You Need To Know About Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Adorable, Crime-Fighting Batkid

Five-year-old Miles spent the day keeping the streets of Gotham/San Francisco safe from ne’er-do-wells.

1. The city of San Francisco teamed up with more than 11,000 Make-A-Wish volunteers to make a 5-year-old’s superhero dreams come true.


Alex Yudelson

@AlexYudelson

SF Chronicle prints special edition newspaper for #SFBatKid http://t.co/B9vfPF8Kn4

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2. Miles, a 5-year-old whose leukemia is currently in remission, is spending all of Friday dressed as Batman fighting crimes in his own personal “Gotham City.”


patricia wilson

@pilarwish

Reporting for duty! #sfbatkid

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3. He even had a Batmobile.


patricia wilson

@pilarwish

Ready for action! #sfbatkid

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4. Also, his little brother was Robin. Fair warning: This post is only going to get cuter. So I hope you’re sitting down for this.


patricia wilson

@pilarwish

With little brother aka Robin. Choking back tears! #sfbatkid

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5. Robin spent the day hanging back with dad, though, leaving the crime fighting to his brother.


patricia wilson

@pilarwish

Wish Dad and Robin. #sfbatkid

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6. All day Miles, as Batman, responded to various calls for help. First, he was called to a busy street in downtown San Francisco.

That's a nice looking Batmobile, #SFBatKid

— VivianHo (@Vivian Ho)

Vivian Ho

@VivianHo

That’s a nice looking Batmobile, #SFBatKid

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7. Here’s Batkid pulling up in his awesome ride.

#SFBatKid is an 11-99 Foundation Member #lolz

— chelseapearl (@Chelsea Pearl)

Chelsea Pearl

@chelseapearl

#SFBatKid is an 11-99 Foundation Member #lolz

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8. The two Batmen were responding to a distress call from a woman who was TIED UP ON THE TRAIN TRACKS.

You've saved her, #SFBatkid! The citizens of Gotham thank you!!!!

— SFWish (@Make-A-Wish Bay Area)

Make-A-Wish Bay Area

@SFWish

You’ve saved her, #SFBatkid! The citizens of Gotham thank you!!!!

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9. Barack Obama was even cheering him along.

#FollowFriday RT @SFWish: Here he comes!!!! #SFBatkid

— BarackObama (@Barack Obama)

Barack Obama

@BarackObama

#FollowFriday RT @SFWish: Here he comes!!!! #SFBatkid

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10. They had to get her safely off the tracks!

Damsel in distress is in place #sfbatkid

— VivianHo (@Vivian Ho)

Vivian Ho

@VivianHo

Damsel in distress is in place #sfbatkid

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11. Miles keeps his cool, assessing the situation.

#sfbatkid saves the day! Awesome job SFPD and all involved

— rodneyphooper (@Rod)

Rod

@rodneyphooper

#sfbatkid saves the day! Awesome job SFPD and all involved

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12. Help her, Batkid!

#SFBatkid, help!!!!!!! She's tied up to a mysterious device and stuck on the cable car tracks!!!

— SFWish (@Make-A-Wish Bay Area)

Make-A-Wish Bay Area

@SFWish

#SFBatkid, help!!!!!!! She’s tied up to a mysterious device and stuck on the cable car tracks!!!

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13. Oh, thank goodness.

#SFBatKid saves damsel in distress!

— KRON4MPelton (@Mike Pelton)

Mike Pelton

@KRON4MPelton

#SFBatKid saves damsel in distress!

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14. And who was behind the nefarious device? THE RIDDLER!

Uh oh trouble ahead! #sfbatkid

— pilarwish (@patricia wilson)

patricia wilson

@pilarwish

Uh oh trouble ahead! #sfbatkid

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15. Batkid and Batman then followed some commotion…

The mob #sfbatkid

— Marinperez (@Marin Perez)

Marin Perez

@Marinperez

The mob #sfbatkid

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16. Never worrying about his own safety, but only for the well-being of the citizens of Gotham, Batkid marched into that bank…

Here comes the #SFBatkid to stop the robber!!!!

— SFWish (@Make-A-Wish Bay Area)

Make-A-Wish Bay Area

@SFWish

Here comes the #SFBatkid to stop the robber!!!!

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17. Faced off against his fearsome foe…

Breaking news: There's a robbery in the Financial District, #SFBatkid!!! Stop him!

— SFWish (@Make-A-Wish Bay Area)

Make-A-Wish Bay Area

@SFWish

Breaking news: There’s a robbery in the Financial District, #SFBatkid!!! Stop him!

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18. And successfully helped “Gotham” Police arrest him!

The riddler has been arrested! Thanks, #SFBatkid!

— amyhollyfield (@Amy Hollyfield)

Amy Hollyfield

@amyhollyfield

The riddler has been arrested! Thanks, #SFBatkid!

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19. He even walks like a criminal.

#SFBatKid got the Riddler!

— dalehgeist (@Dale Geist)

Dale Geist

@dalehgeist

#SFBatKid got the Riddler!

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20. Aw, the sad face of sweet, sweet justice.

Justice is served! Thank you once again, #SFBatkid. Gotham City loves you!

— SFWish (@Make-A-Wish Bay Area)

Make-A-Wish Bay Area

@SFWish

Justice is served! Thank you once again, #SFBatkid. Gotham City loves you!

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21. After apprehending The Riddler, Batkid ate some lunch. It was a long morning.

Even #SFBatkid needs a lunch break... Off to Union Square.

— SFWish (@Make-A-Wish Bay Area)

Make-A-Wish Bay Area

@SFWish

Even #SFBatkid needs a lunch break… Off to Union Square.

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22. While our hero ate his lunch and probably had a juice box, The Penguin began taunting him on Twitter!

He WALKS like a superhero, but can he save @LouSeal01? #sfbatkid

— PenguinSF (@The Penguin)

The Penguin

@PenguinSF

He WALKS like a superhero, but can he save @LouSeal01? #sfbatkid

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23. The Penguin revealed himself after lunch, while the world collectively wondered: could Batkid defeat him?!

My henchman and I are preparing to kidnap one of gotham's finest... Catch me if you can #sfbatkid @PenguinSF @SFWish

— jutanclan (@Mike Jutan)

Mike Jutan

@jutanclan

My henchman and I are preparing to kidnap one of gotham’s finest… Catch me if you can #sfbatkid @PenguinSF @SFWish

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24. The city of Gotham waited in hushed anticipation.

So much action for #sfbatkid!

— melgleason (@Melanie Gleason)

Melanie Gleason

@melgleason

So much action for #sfbatkid!

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25. Our hero surveyed the citizens he’d sworn to protect.

Batman and #SFBatKid surveying Gotham.

— abc7newsBayArea (@ABC7 News)

ABC7 News

@abc7newsBayArea

Batman and #SFBatKid surveying Gotham.

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26. That’s when The Penguin headed out to face off against our caped crusader.

My sweet ride. @LouSeal01 will be mine FOREVER! #crimepays #SFBatKid

— PenguinSF (@The Penguin)

The Penguin

@PenguinSF

My sweet ride. @LouSeal01 will be mine FOREVER! #crimepays #SFBatKid

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27. The Penguin kidnapped Lou, the San Francisco Giants’ mascot.

Lou Seal's little arms are tied down! @penguinsf has him in his clutches #sfbatkid

— VivianHo (@Vivian Ho)

Vivian Ho

@VivianHo

Lou Seal’s little arms are tied down! @penguinsf has him in his clutches #sfbatkid

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28. That scoundrel!

BREAKING: @PenguinSF has kidnapped @SFGiants mascot Lou Seal! Save him, #SFBatkid!!!! They're headed to AT&T Park!

— SFWish (@Make-A-Wish Bay Area)

Make-A-Wish Bay Area

@SFWish

BREAKING: @PenguinSF has kidnapped @SFGiants mascot Lou Seal! Save him, #SFBatkid!!!! They’re headed to AT&T Park!

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29. Luckily for Lou, Batkid chased after The Penguin without hesitation.

#SFBatKid on the go!

— Nymo (@PSN: ItsNymo)

PSN: ItsNymo

@Nymo

#SFBatKid on the go!

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30. The Penguin had Lou tied up like SOME KIND OF ANIMAL at AT&T Field. Can you believe it?!

I've got Lou!!!!! #SFBatKid

— PenguinSF (@The Penguin)

The Penguin

@PenguinSF

I’ve got Lou!!!!! #SFBatKid

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31. The city of Gotham cheered Batkid along.

Waiting for #batkidsf at AT&T Park.

— obrien (@Chris O'Brien)

Chris O’Brien

@obrien

Waiting for #batkidsf at AT&T Park.

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32. Batkid had to clear an obstacle course though before he could save Lou.

Going through the obstacle course. #SFBatKid

— ChelleEstrada (@Michelle)

Michelle

@ChelleEstrada

Going through the obstacle course. #SFBatKid

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33. Finally, Batkid arrived, just in time to save Lou.

Never fear, #SFBatkid's here!!!!! @SFGiants, your mascot is safe! You're welcome.

— SFWish (@Make-A-Wish Bay Area)

Make-A-Wish Bay Area

@SFWish

Never fear, #SFBatkid’s here!!!!! @SFGiants, your mascot is safe! You’re welcome.

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34. Batkid freed Lou and, of course, gave him a big hug.

SF is safe because of #SFBatkid! Lou Seal is free, and grateful! (@SFGiants)

— SFWish (@Make-A-Wish Bay Area)

Make-A-Wish Bay Area

@SFWish

SF is safe because of #SFBatkid! Lou Seal is free, and grateful! (@SFGiants)

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35. The city of Gotham could breathe easy. The Penguin had been officially foiled by our intrepid hero.

NOOOOOOO!!!!! #SFBatKid has FOILED ME!

— PenguinSF (@The Penguin)

The Penguin

@PenguinSF

NOOOOOOO!!!!! #SFBatKid has FOILED ME!

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36. Following in Batkid’s footsteps, The U.S. Attorney’s office has announced they were charging The Riddler and The Penguin with kidnapping and conspiracy.

#fbi filing charges against @riddlersf @penguinsf for kidnapping / conspiracy. Go get 'em #sfbatkid !!

— BobNBC (@Bob Redell)

Bob Redell

@BobNBC

#fbi filing charges against @riddlersf @penguinsf for kidnapping / conspiracy. Go get ‘em #sfbatkid !!

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37. Lou was safe and The Riddler and The Penguin had both been charged by the Department Of Justice. Batkid made his way to Gotham’s city hall where the mayor would be giving him a key to the city.

Cutest and sweetest superhero Gotham has ever seen! We love you #SFBatkid!

— SFWish (@Make-A-Wish Bay Area)

Make-A-Wish Bay Area

@SFWish

Cutest and sweetest superhero Gotham has ever seen! We love you #SFBatkid!

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38. And of course, the whole city was waiting for him.

Amazing! RT @brodiebrazilCSN: Look at City Hall, ready for #SFBatKid:

— Sportsking (@Dave Fowkes)

Dave Fowkes

@Sportsking

Amazing! RT @brodiebrazilCSN: Look at City Hall, ready for #SFBatKid:

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39. President Obama even recorded a special message for Miles!

RT @WhiteHouse: President Obama's message to #SFBatKid —>

— ryanpbroderick (@Ryan Broderick)

Ryan Broderick

@ryanpbroderick

RT @WhiteHouse: President Obama’s message to #SFBatKid —>

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40. Finally, Miles’ epic day as The Dark Knight ended when he received the key to “Gotham” and announced to his fellow citizens: “I’m Batman!”

I just cry. #SFBatKid

— Tweetbrk (@Nancy Hennen)

Nancy Hennen

@Tweetbrk

I just cry. #SFBatKid

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41. The end.

#batkid Hoping Miles' day is extra special!

— gnolan12 (@Graham Nolan)

Graham Nolan

@gnolan12

#batkid Hoping Miles’ day is extra special!

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Contact Ryan Broderick at ryan@buzzfeed.com
 
 
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