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Friday, October 31, 2014

SF Batkid saves Giants mascot Lou the Seal during heroic day

Bat Kid Lou the Seal

America was swept up Friday with the awesome story of “Bat Kid,” a 5-year-old boy named Miles who went around the city of San Francisco like Batman to save the city for the day as part of a Make-A-Wish dream.

Miles’ has battled leukemia most of his life, but it is now in remission. San Francisco’s Make-A-Wish chapter worked with the city to grant Miles’ wish of being Batman for the day, and the results were spectacular.

Parts of San Francisco were turned into Gotham City, with the streets lined with hundreds of people calling for Miles’ help. Miles, a huge superhero fan, was dressed in a full Batman costume, and had several tasks throughout the day.

Here was the schedule of events via ABC:

10 a.m.: Miles receives the Police Chief Greg Suhr’s call for help
11:15 a.m.: Batkid apprehends the Riddler
12:30 p.m.: A flashmob in Union Square alerts Batkid that the Penguin has kidnapped Lou Seal
1:10 p.m.: Batkid chases the Penguin around AT&T Park before rescuing Lou Seal
2 p.m.: Miles is awarded the key to the city in a presentation at City Hall

First, the Batmobile arrived for Batkid:


Then the Riddler tied up a woman and left her on the street. Miles’ first mission was to save her:

After saving the woman, Batkid was alerted to a robbery going on in the Financial District:

Batkid apprehended the Riddler:

After having some lunch, Batkid was alerted that the Penguin had kidnapped San Francisco Giants mascot Lou the Seal:

Batkid came to the rescue and freed Lou the Seal:

Here’s a video of him saving Lou the Seal:

After saving Lou the Seal, Batkid headed back to “Gotham City” and received a superhero’s welcome:

Everything about the day was awesome. Batkid received special recognition from the San Francisco Giants and 49ers:

Even 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh loved what the city did.

“It’s wonderful, wonderful,” Harbaugh said. “It’s great for the youngster and it’s great for the city of San Francisco and the whole region.”

“I’m excited to read about it,” Harbaugh said. “Saving lives for the day, I love it. It’s so good.

“A good deed in a weary world.”

The story of Batkid was so captivating even President Obama got involved. He sent this tweet and Vine video:

It really doesn’t get much better than this.



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