Five-year-old leukemia patient Miles wanted to be Batman for his Make A Wish. The city of San Francisco, my home town, decided to turn itself into Gotham for one day to do just that.
You can follow him live as he cruises around in the Batmobile saving damsels in distress and rescuing Lou Seal, the San Francisco Giants’ mascot, from the Penguin.
The San Francisco Chronicle’s front page this morning read “Batkid Saves City” as written by Clark Kent.
The final stop will be City Hall, where the mayor and police chief will thank him with a key to the city.
Around 9:30 a.m. PT, Miles will see a breaking news story on a TV. The police chief will be asking whether anyone knows where Batkid is because he needs his help to solve a crime and “bringing the bad guys to justice,” Make-a-Wish said in a statement.
Miles’ day will then include rescuing a damsel in distress tied up across the Hyde Street cable car line and capturing the Puzzler in the act of robbing a downtown vault. As Batkid eats his lunch at Burger Bar, he’ll get a special message from the chief, telling him to go to the window where he’ll look out over Union Square and see a huge group of volunteers jumping up and down and asking for his help.
A villain will be kidnapping a famous San Francisco mascot and Batkid will rush to the rescue.
This is very impressive for a whole city to organize. Today, I am proud to be from San Francisco.