I don’t get to report on nerd news this awesomely adorable nearly often enough:
Miles is 5 years old and suffers from leukemia. His one wish in his difficult life is to be Batman. So the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the city of San Francisco, CA–and numerous other individuals and businesses–have banded together like a Justice League of charity and good will. And on November 15, Miles will get his wish.
On the 15th, San Francisco will be transformed into Gotham City, and a full day of crimefighting and other events is planned for young Miles–here’s the rundown from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Greater Bay Area:
The day starts with a breaking news story. San Francisco’s Police Chief asks if anyone knows the whereabouts of Batkid because he needs his help solving crime and bringing the bad guys to justice. Our little Batkid, Miles, in training with adult Batman, is ready to answer the call! Of course Batkid will be riding around the City, saving the day and performing feats of derring-do!
After rescuing a damsel in distress from the Hyde St. cable car tracks in Nob Hill, and capturing the Puzzler in the act of robbing a downtown vault, Batkid will eat his lunch at the Burger Bar in San Francisco – directly above Union Square. While at Burger Bar, he will get a special message from the Chief of Police to go to the window – where he will look down and see a huge group of volunteers jumping up and down asking for Batkid’s help. Why?
Because the villainous Mr. P. will be kidnapping a famous San Francisco 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 Mr. P., Batkid will make his final stop at City Hall, where the Mayor and the Police Chief of San Francisco 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! This is a great opportunity to see the magic of a wish in action – and a perfect outing for kids, grandkids and Bat-fans everywhere!
Sounds like a lot of fun and a wonderful treat for Miles….Oh, and for the hard-hearted among you that this story failed to move, here’s little Miles himself:
What’s that? Got something in your eye? Yeah, I thought so…
If any of you would like to donate to Make-A-Wish, or even take part in the festivities on the 15th, visit their website here.