Talk about a dream come true!
When a five-year-old boy with leukemia named Miles was asked to make a wish - the little one needed no time to think of an answer.
His wish was to become BatKid, and so the Make-A-Wish Foundation asked the citizens of San Francisco to help them make this amazing little guy's dreams a reality.
And boy did they respond!
Today, the entire city of San Francisco transformed into a crime ridden Gotham City, and Mayor Ed Lee knows only one kid for the case — BatKid!!!
Here are some of the activities the city has planned for BatKid to tackle:
"At about 10 a.m., Miles will depart the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Union Square in his batmobile after answering the Chief of Police's call for help.
He'll head to Hyde and Green streets where a Damsel in distress is rescued from the Hyde Street cable car line on the 1900 block of Hyde, between Green and Union streets
At 10:15 batkid's services will be needed down on Montgomery Street where a bank robbery will be taking place. Batman and Batkid will arrest the Riddler, who is in the middle of robbing a vault at the bank on 500 Montgomery St. The Riddler is carted off in an SFPD paddy wagon, thanks to Batkid's efforts.
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 little hero will 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.
Batkid makes his way to City Hall to meet Mayor Ed Lee and get the key to the city for all his hard work in keeping San Francisco safe."
That sounds AMAZING!!!
There is expected to be thousands of people cheering on BatKid when he finally receives the key to the city, and we're expecting it to be an emotional moment for everyone involved!
Here's what Miles' mom said:
"This wish has meant closure for our family and an end to over three years of putting toxic drugs in our son's body. This wish has become kind of a family reunion and is our celebration of his treatment completion."
We definitely cannot wait to see footage of this EPIC event, and when we watch it we'll be sure to have plenty of tissues ready!
Go get 'em BatKid!!!
Oh, and if you're still not convinced that this is the coolest thing ever, just look at what the SF Chronicle did to their front page today (below)!
[Image via Make A Wish.]