Batkid: Watch a 5-year-old boy save San Francisco (with a little help from the Make-A-Wish Foundation)
The non-profit organization has organized a full day of adventures for Miles Scott, a young leukemia patient
On the prowl for Bad Guys!
On the prowl for Bad Guys! (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Today, San Francisco has been turned into Gotham City, and only one hero can save it: Batkid, whose day of adventures has been carefully coordinated by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Five-year-old Miles Scott was diagnosed with leukemia when he was just 18 months old — and when he "wished" to be Batman, the non-profit organization had to get creative. (Scott's leukemia is reportedly in remission.)

In order to fulfill Scott's superheroic dreams, Make-A-Wish organized a full day of events, relying on the aid of thousands of volunteers. After a live news bulletin on KGO-TV, Batkid teamed up with Batman and hopped into the Batmobile — a Lamborghini with a Batman decal on each door. Scott is in the middle of a series of adventures that includes encounters with villains like the Riddler and the Penguin. The day will end at City Hall, where Mayor Ed Lee will honor his bravery with a key to the city.

The official Twitter account for Make-A-Wish San Francisco has been tweeting highlights from Batkid's day so far:

The Make-A-Wish San Francisco account is still tweeting live updates, so go to the group's account if you want to see Batkid's latest adventures. Anyone who prefers a "man on the street" approach to his superhoic exploits can also search the hashtag #SFBatkid on Twitter, where attendees are being encouraged to share their own pictures and updates.

Scott Meslow is the entertainment editor and film and television critic for He has written about film and television at publications including The AtlanticPOLITICO Magazine, and Vulture.


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