Batkid saves San Francisco as charity makes sick boy wish come true
Thousands of people in San Francisco turn out to help a five-year-old leukaemia patient Miles Scott fulfil his wish to be Batman for a day
11:57AM GMT 16 Nov 2013
Miles Scott thought he was in San Francisco only to get a Batman costume so he could dress like his favourite superhero.
Instead, he saw a broadcast in the morning with Police Chief Greg Suhr calling for his help.
Miles took off from Union Square on Friday morning in a Batmobile, which was escorted by Police and closed off roads as the boy, accompanied by an adult Batman impersonator, sped away to save a woman in distress on a cable car track.
A crowd roared as Batman and Batkid rescued the woman, disabled a plastic replica bomb and moved on to their next adventure. The crowds grew after each one, chanting "Bat kid, bat kid".
President Barack Obama even sent Batkid a video message in which he said "Way to go, Miles! Way to save Gotham!"
A grateful mayor Ed Lee gave the boy a key to the city after the villains were caught and the San Francisco Chronicle planned to distribute special edition newspapers with the headline Batkid Saves City.
Miles was diagnosed with leukaemia when he was 18 months old, ended treatments in June and is in remission.
The boy's father, Nick Scott, thanked the estimated seven-thousand people who made his son's wish come true. Make-A-Wish has fulfilled similar wishes across the US.