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San Francisco to become Gotham to fulfill boy’s Batman wish

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San Francisco to become Gotham to fulfill boy’s Batman wish

San Francisco will be transformed into Gotham City on Nov. 15, not for Warner Bros.’ Batman vs. Superman but rather to fulfill the wish of a 5-year-old boy with leukemia.

As SFist reports, Miles is a “sunny, positive little boy” who, when interviewed by Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area revealed he wants to be Batman. And so, for a day, the organization is making that happen.

The day will begin with the police chief putting out the call for anyone who knows the whereabouts of Batman, as his help is needed in bringing some villains to justice. “Our little Batman, Miles, in training with adult Batman, is ready to answer the call!” Miles’ Make-A-Wish page states. “Of course Batman will be riding in the ‘real’ Batmobile around the City, saving the day and performing feats of derring-do!”

Those will include “rescuing a damsel in distress from the cable car tracks in Nob Hill,” stopping the Riddler from robbing a downtown vault and, after responding to a public cry for help at Union Square, chasing down the Penguin, who’s kidnapped a Gotham City mascot. From there, it’s off to City Hall, where the mayor and police chief will thank him with a key to the city.

“We plan on having hundreds of volunteers and donors collected to cheer and thank our Batman!” the Mak-A-Wish page states. “This is a great opportunity to see the magic of a wish in action – and a perfect outing for kids, grandkids and Bat-fans everywhere!”

If you’re in the Bay Area, be sure to follow Miles’ Make-A-Wish page for updates on gathering times and locations. The organization needs volunteers to pull this off, and I can’t think of a better way to spend a day then helping to make Miles’ dream come true.

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