Friday, November 15, 2013

The Best Things to Come From Batkid's Rescue of San Francisco

Meet Miles. He's 5 years old, and he has leukemia. He was able to have a wish granted by the Make a Wish Foundation to be Batkid, and this might be the most epic wish-granting I think I've ever seen. The city of San Francisco transformed parts of itself into a makeshift Gotham City, and Batkid got to ride around with Batman in the Batmobile, stop crimes, diffuse a bomb to save a damsel in distress, rescue the San Francisco mascot, and arrest the Riddler and Penguin to cap it all off.

Absolutely amazing.

The story is here, but I wanted to share some of the cooler stuff I found about it over the course of the day. The Make-a-Wish site about Batkid is absolutely slammed, but if you have a few bucks and can throw it toward a charity that makes a hard life for little kids a little easier, I can't think of a better reason right now.

SFIst has a photo gallery of the event, but my favorite goodies are behind the jump. Might get a little dusty in here...

To get us started, someone put together a pretty great photoshop poster.

The story killed the Make a Wish site pretty fast.

Jake Tapper, reporter for CNN, got in on the action in the newsroom. It's great to see how much this story had in terms of reach.

The people of San Francisco really stepped their game up, too. Heck of a crowd to make a kid's dream come true.

The San Francisco Chronicle got in on the action, too, printing a limited series of newspapers to celebrate the heroics.

BaneKid is not amused.

Even President Obama got in on the action. Love him or hate him, that the President of the United States recognizes how cool this is (of course he does) is pretty sweet.

The Department of Justice also filed an indictment against the Riddler and the Penguin. Just cool stuff all around.

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