This just may be the most heartwarming story of the year: San Francisco is about to turn into Gotham to make one little boy’s wish come true. Five-year-old Miles, who has leukemia, wants to be Batkid, and Make-A-Wish is going all out so he can do just that.
Warning: just reading about the plans made me tear up. Get your tissues ready.
There will be robbers, villains, crimes to solve, and a city to save. Make-A-Wish has planned exciting chases and has a getaway car at the ready. Even San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the Police Chief will be a part of the excitement, presenting little Miles with the keys to the city.
Here are a few of the details:
“The day will begin with a breaking news story. San Francisco’s Police Chief will ask if anyone knows the whereabouts of Batkid. The city needs his help to fight crime and capture villains! Our little Batkid, along with adult Batman, will be ready to answer the call!
After rescuing a damsel-in-distress from the Hyde Street cable-car tracks in Nob Hill, then capturing the Riddler in the act of robbing a downtown vault, Batkid will enjoy lunch at the Burger Bar, near Union Square. After lunch, he will get a special message from the Police Chief and go to the window where he will look down and see a huge crowd of volunteers jumping up and down pleading for Batkid’s help.”
Turning into a superhero is every little boys dream, isn’t it? And many girls, too, of course. My four and six-year-0lds battle robbers and rescue cats every afternoon, and the fact that one of their fellow superheroes-in-training gets to save Gotham is just plain awesome.
If you live in the Bay Area, you can join in on the fun on November 15th, cheering on Miles as Batkid. If you’re farther away, you can follow along at a distance – this is sure to be one event that dominates social media – or even donate so that Make-A-Wish can keep doing these same inspirational things for more kids!