Nov 16, 2013

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

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2. Miles aka Batkid

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Photograph by AP via @USATODAY

 

3. The Batmobile

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Photograph via Imgur

 

4. Batkid is ready to save the day

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Photograph by Jeff Chiu/AP via NPR

 

5. Batkid help! A lady is tied up to a mysterious device
and stuck on the cable car tracks!

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6. A civilian is saved

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7. Thank you Batkid

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8. The Penguin Appears!

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9. Batkid is on it

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10. The Riddler Appears!

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11. Here comes Batkid

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12. Justice is served

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13. Batkid with his little brother aka Robin
The city is safe for another day

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14. Gotham rejoices!

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15. Citizens show their support

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Photograph by @lauralcornelius

 

16. A Hero’s Welcome

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Photograph by @authorasbury

 

17. Thank you Batkid

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Photograph by @sfchronphotos

 

18. Keys to the city

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Photograph by @jpkenneally

 

19. Thank you Miles

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20. Stop the Presses!

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Photograph by @HearstCorp

 

21. Thank you San Francisco

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Photograph by Reuters

 

 

 

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