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Batkid's Make-a-Wish Transforms San Francisco into Gotham

Updated: 11/15/2013 7:43 PM
Created: 11/15/2013 4:08 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

It’s a super-sized wish come true for a 5-year-old super hero.

On Friday, San Francisco turned into Batman's playground for Miles Scott, who transformed into Batkid with the help of thousands of volunteers.

ABC News reports Miles was out fighting crime after successfully battling leukemia.

San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City all for the little boy with a big wish to be Batman.

Miles Scott says Batman is his favorite superhero.

Miles has been fighting his own battle against leukemia for three years. So Make-a-Wish and the city made Miles' dream come true as Batkid.

Nick Scott, Mile’s father, said, “He likes being the character, he likes putting on the costume and donning the mask."

The city went all out for Miles' crime-fighting spree with a bat-mobile. There was even a damsel in distress. She was tied to a device left by the Riddler. The California kindergartner rescued her just in time.

Batkid then captured the Riddler inside a downtown vault. He later chased down the Penguin at AT&T Park, with thousands of well wishers cheering along the way.

This got the attention of many. President Obama even tweeted "Here he comes!!!"

Nick Scott, Miles’ father, said, "The scale this big is just overwhelming for us. It's nothing we ever dreamed of."

The San Francisco Chronicle AKA Gotham City Chronicle, released a special edition for the hero, who was later awarded a key to the city.

Miles finished his treatment in June and his leukemia now in remission.
 

Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, right, walks with Batman before saving a damsel in distress in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.
Photo: AP/Jeff Chiu

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