BATKID Saves Gotham, Unites Community, Restores Faith in Humanity
5-year-old Miles Scott lives with his younger brother and parents in Tulelake, California. Miles has leukemia (currently in remission) and was told by his parents that they were all making a trip to San Francisco so he could get his very own Batkid costume.
What he arrived to instead was a city transformed into Gotham by: Make-A-Wish America, the SFPD, city officials and thousands of volunteers.
Gotham needed Miles’ help. The Riddler and Penguin were on the loose, a woman was tied to cable-car tracks and Lou Seal was kidnapped! The day culminated at City Hall where thousands gave Miles a hero’s welcome and the mayor gave him a key to the city.
The elaborate surprise united the community. The Department of Justice issued an indictment, special-edition newspapers were printed and even the President thanked Batkid for saving Gotham.
[via NPR, Telegraph, Make-A-Wish, reddit]
1. Miles and Family Arrive in Gotham
2. Miles aka Batkid
3. The Batmobile
4. Batkid is ready to save the day
5. Batkid help! A lady is tied up to a mysterious device
and stuck on the cable car tracks!
6. A civilian is saved
7. Thank you Batkid
8. The Penguin Appears!
9. Batkid is on it
10. The Riddler Appears!
11. Here comes Batkid
12. Justice is served
13. Batkid with his little brother aka Robin
The city is safe for another day
14. Gotham rejoices!
15. Citizens show their support
16. A Hero’s Welcome
17. Thank you Batkid
18. Keys to the city
19. Thank you Miles
20. Stop the Presses!
21. Thank you San Francisco