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Make-a-Wish Helps Miles Become Batkid, and It's Awesome

Nov 16 2013 - 4:47pm

Today San Francisco became Gotham City [1]. Make-a-Wish helped 5-year-old Miles Scott, who has battled leukemia for years, fulfill his dream of becoming Batkid. All over the city, fans came out to cheer him on, and they shared support and snaps on Instagram using the hashtag #sfbatkid.

Batkid was spotted driving around in his Batmobile Lamborghini and rescuing a damsel in distress from the cable car tracks, and another Batman, Val Kilmer himself [2], even got in on the fun, writing on Facebook: "Just heard the riddler is robbing a bank in the financial district. Hurry #sfbatkid." If you weren't feeling weepy-eyed yet, Batkid's little brother dressed up as Robin. And even President Barack Obama congratulated Batkid on saving Gotham.

We were on the scene at Gotham City Hall, where Mayor Ed Lee gave Miles a key to the city. A US prosecutor and an FBI agent were also on hand to thank Batkid for his service, and he even became a deputized special agent for the Gotham City division of the FBI. San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr joked that Batkid would put him out of a job and told the thousands of people gathered that "this is off the hook, San Francisco." Nick Scott, Miles's father, also spoke and said that this big day was closure for the family and Miles, who just went into remission in June after fighting cancer since he was less than 20 months old. See how dreams do come true with a roundup of photos from the day.

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Batman held Batkid on his shoulders after the little one received a key to the city.

At Union Square, people in the crowd wore Batman masks.

Batkid was all smiles at AT&T Park.

Batkid Miles Scott celebrated with his parents and the city's fire and police chiefs.

Batkid was joined on stage by his parents, Natalie and Nick Scott, plus his little brother, who was dressed as Robin.

Batman and Batkid arrived at AT&T Park to save San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal from the Penguin.

Lou Seal celebrated after being rescued by Batkid.

Batkid took some time to run the bases at AT&T Park after saving the Giants mascot.

Batkid saved Lou Seal, the Giants mascot, who was kidnapped by the Penguin.

Crowds gathered to celebrate with Batkid at San Francisco City Hall.

Supporters snapped pictures as the Penguin kidnapped Lou Seal, the Giants mascot, at Union Square.

Batman and Batkid stopped to talk strategy during their big day in "Gotham City."

Miles's parents, Natalie and Nick Scott, kicked off the day with their little superhero, plus his sidekick younger brother, who was dressed as Robin.

Batkid started his day out in a Lamborghini that was transformed into the Batmobile.

Supporters dressed up, lining the streets in Batman gear.

Huge crowds gathered at San Francisco City Hall for Batkid's big day.

Miles received a copy of the San Francisco Chronicle, which became the Gotham City Chronicle for the day.

San Francisco's police chief celebrated with Batkid.

Signs for Batkid filled the crowd, which cheered as he arrived at City Hall.

Batkid talked strategy with Batman after Lou Seal was kidnapped.

Batkid was all smiles when he got a key to the city.

Batkid held up his hand, celebrating with his family.

Even President Obama had a message for Miles!

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Batkid exited his cool Batmobile with his helper.

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A police officer escorted the Batmobile with a "kapow" sign on the front of his motorcycle.

Five-year-old Batkid made his way through the streets of "Gotham City" in his Batmobile.

Batkid helped to save the day by taking down The Riddler.

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A special sign saved a spot for the Batmobile.

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Batkid came across The Riddler during his big day in "Gotham City."

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Batkid to the rescue!

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Batkid untied the damsel in distress.

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Batkid hugged the damsel in distress after he rescued her.

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Batkid was joined by his little brother, who was dressed as Robin.

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The Batmobile cruised down the street.

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Batkid and his adult helper posed by their Batmobile.

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The local Gotham City Chronicle was on the story.

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The bat symbol was on display downtown.

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A woman played the damsel in distress while people watched from a cable car.

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Batwoman showed her support on public transportation.

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A fan showed off an encouraging sign.

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Batkid got a comic in the newspaper.

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A furry friend was ready to lend support.

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This supporter's socks came with sound effects.

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Another little guy dressed up to show his support.

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San Francisco's seal got a makeover.

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Police were on hand to escort Batkid to the first scene of the crime.

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Batkid made his way through the streets in his Batmobile.

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Local kids showed their support for Batkid in Union Square.

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You know what to do.

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Another adorable young San Franciscan showed her support with a Batkid shirt and cape.

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The Batmobile was spotted around town.

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Gotham residents showed their support.

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Batkid drew crowds as he walked through the streets to save the day.

Batkid and Batman arrived at a former bank vault to arrest the Riddler.

Batkid walked along the streets of San Francisco, which was transformed into "Gotham City" for the day.

The crowd snapped pictures after the Riddler was arrested.

Batkid rushed inside the former bank vault to get the Riddler.

AT&T Park showed some love with a message on the Jumbotron.

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Huge crowds took over San Francisco's Union Square to support Batkid.

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People took to the streets for a glimpse of Batkid, while crowds gathered in the windows of buildings along the road.

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It was a Batkid frenzy on the streets of "Gotham City."

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Batkid was called to save Lou Seal, the San Francisco Giants mascot, after he was kidnapped by the Penguin.

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A sweet message was displayed by supporters at the "Gotham City Symphony."

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An adorable fan held up a sign for Batkid.

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A group of preschool students wearing Batkid t-shirts showed support for Miles.

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Lou the Seal, the Giants mascot, was tied up and ready to be saved at AT&T Park.

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San Francisco locals held up signs in support.

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Batkid took the stage, receiving a key to the city.

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A banner flew through the sky, saying, "Wishes do come true #SFBatkid."

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Batkid took the stage, receiving a key to the city.

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"Batkid" signs popped up throughout San Francisco.

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Fellow superheroes gathered to see Batkid receive a key to the city.

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People came out in droves to see Batkid's key ceremony.

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Batkid held up a hand in the air, cheering when he received the key.

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