Batkid is the hero San Francisco deserves
San Francisco morphed into Gotham City on Friday as five-year-old “Batkid” fought crime on the streets while battling leukemia at the same time.
Patricia Wilson of the Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area Foundation sent an email in October asking for some volunteers to help give Miles his wish to be Batman, reports NBC Bay Area.
Batkid started the day with his little brother ‘Robin’ by his side.
— patricia wilson (@pilarwish) November 15, 2013
The masked hero then took to the streets to hunt down evil, and put an end to the violence.
— Make-A-Wish Bay Area (@SFWish) November 15, 2013
Over twelve thousand volunteers helped transform the Bay Area into Gotham City, many of whom are posed as villains, damsels in distress, and full-blown Batkid supporters. Here was Batkid’s full Friday schedule. It’s a lot to burden, but someone needs to keep the city safe.
10 a.m.: Miles departs Grand Hyatt Hotel in Union Square in a Batmobile after answering the chief of police’s call for help. Exits building through loading dock area located between Williams-Sonoma and the former Levi’s store on Post Street between Powell and Stockton
10: 15 a.m: Damsel in distress is rescued from the Hyde Street cable car line on the 1900 block of Hyde, between Green and Union streets
11:15 a.m. Batman and Batkid apprehend the Riddler, who is in the middle of robbing a vault. The Riddler is carted off in an SFPD paddy wagon starting at 550 Montgomery Street with lunch at the Burger Bar in Union Square. While Batkid is enjoying lunch, a flashmob in Union Square alerts Batkid that Lou Seal has been kidnapped by the Penguin and Lou Seal drive off toward AT&T park in an open car.
12:35 p.m.: Batman and Batkid chase the Penguin around the Promenade level of AT&T park, going through the cable car, down the Coke bottle slide, and ending up near the miniature ball park. Lou Seal is tied up there, and our heroes rescue him. They go down to the field to watch a message on the Jumbotron from the Chief of Police, inviting them to City Hall where the mayor is waiting to give them the key to the city.
2 p.m.: Mayor Ed Lee will hold a news conference with Miles, his parents, the chief of police at Civic Center Plaza.
For more great photos and anecdotes from Batkid’s day, checkout the hashtag #SFBatKid on Twitter.