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San Francisco Rallies for BatKid, Restores Faith in Humanity


Have you heard about BatKid? Grab a handful of tissues and read on.


This adorable BatKid is 5 year-old Miles, who was diagnosed with leukemia at 18 months old and is in remission. The Make-a-Wish Foundation gave Miles his wish to be a superhero, and the city of San Francisco answered the Bat-Signal in a big way. Thousands of people helped make San Francisco Gotham City West, and staged bank robberies, and menaced damsels to be saved. BatKid arrived on the scene in his own Batmobile with his very own Batman escort. Everyone got into the spirit, wearing Bat t-shirts and Batgear of their own and holding up signs and shouting their support for Miles.


You can read more about Miles’ day here on the USA Today website. And I guarantee you’ll feel a little better about humanity when you’re done.

Pictures from the USA Today website.

About Author

Rosemary Kiladitis is a children’s librarian, a mom, and a proud fangirl/nerdgirl. She did her homework while watching reruns of the 1966 Batman series, which led to her longstanding relationship with the Bat, and she’s pretty sure that Barbara Gordon is the real reason she went to library school. She loves superheroes, supervillains, and is secretly married to Hellboy. Or Loki. She can’t remember, but it’s one of them. Roe blogs about children’s and teen books at, and you can read her 140 character ramblings on twitter @RoeSolo.

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