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Batkid Saves the Day in Gotham City

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Kids, at least once in their life, have dreamt of being their favorite superhero, but few ever get the chance to actually perform those heroic acts. Miles Scott, a 5-year-old leukemia patient (now in remission!), had only one wish—to be Batman for a day. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the amazing city of San Francisco, Miles’ dream came true.

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The city of San Francisco transformed into Gotham City and Miles “Batkid” Scott came to the rescue when The Penguin put the city in peril. He also saved a damsel in distress, stopped The Riddler from robbing a bank, rode around in a Batmobile, and took a much-needed break to eat lunch with Batman. Superheroes have to eat, too!

As if this little boy’s magical day couldn’t get any better, he was given the key to the city! This deserving little boy, who was diagnosed at 18 months old, has just been given the memory of a lifetime. The entire city participated with spectators and even the local paper issued a special “Gotham City Chronicle” edition. If Miles’ story doesn’t melt your heart, then I don’t know what will.

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“Batkid” t-shirts were sold in the city that fateful day and were so popular that they quickly sold out! Don’t you worry though, the printing company is working on restocking the supply within the next month. T-shirts, hoodies, and hats can be purchased here and proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

I salute you, San Francisco and the Make-A-Wish Foundation—you have restored my faith in humanity.

Riley McDaniel is an aspiring writer with a love for children, writing, music, and movies. She has her BFA degree in Creative Writing for Entertainment from Full Sail University and hopes to use her work to instill a love of reading and writing in others. Though she has a passion for writing, her passion for chocolate is almost just as strong.