Make-a-Wish Foundation to Grant Young Boy’s Dream of Becoming “Batkid”

Grab the tissues, because this story is gonna make your eyes leak.

Miles is 5 years old. He has leukemia. He also loves superheroes, because they give him strength.


All Miles wants is to fight crime in Gotham City and the Make-a-Wish Foundation in the Bay Area is making that happen.

On November 15, the mayor of San Francisco, the police chief, and thousands of volunteers will transform San Francisco into Gotham City, just for Miles!

Miles will hit the streets in a Batmobile with an adult Batman sidekick, rescuing citizens and fighting villains…and eating burgers.

From the Make-a-Wish Bay Area:

After rescuing a damsel in distress from the cable car tracks in Nob Hill, and capturing the Riddler in the act of robbing a downtown vault, Batman will eat his lunch at the Burger Bar in San Francisco – directly above Union Square. While at Burger Bar, he will get a call on his batphone to go to the window – where he will look down and see a huge group of volunteers jumping up and down asking for Batman’s help. Why?

Because the Penguin will be kidnapping a famous Gotham City mascot! The getaway car will be visible on Union Square (a convertible so that everyone can see what is happening), and the chase will be on!

After catching the Penguin, Batman will make his final stop at City Hall, where the Mayor and the Police Chief of Gotham City will thank him and give him the key to the city. We plan on having hundreds of volunteers and donors collected to cheer and thank our Batman!

[via SFist]