By now you’ve heard the story about Miles, a five-year old with leukemia, got help from the Make-A-Wish foundation and the City of San Francisco to make an epic dream of dreams go down by transforming San Francisco into Gotham City. Miles became the Bat Kid, or #BatKid/#SFBatKid, and helped defeat the Riddler, and a foul plot by the Penguin was foiled when the villain captured and tied up Lou Seal at AT&T Park. Want to know more about Miles’ story from the Make-A-Wish foundation’s site? Too bad!
For the plot that really only involves the Giants, we’ll start with the Penguin, whom I thought was being played by beat writer Henry Schulman at first, was caught on camera by the SFPD capturing Lou Seal:
The Penguin kidnapped Lou Seal! Bat-Kid help! pic.twitter.com/yoIiZFOfKY
— San Francisco Police (@SFPD) November 15, 2013
Beat writers got into the action:
Of course the Giants had the coverage covered:
Miles saves the day!
Big day for anybody, much less a five-year old superhero!
The outpouring of support from organizations all over the place came in, and the Dodgers were early in line to show that the on-field rivalry is only that:
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) November 15, 2013
Another division rival chimed in, giving their support to Miles:
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) November 15, 2013
The Padres tweeted out their cheers:
The new World Series Champs mascot, Wally gave his thanks to Miles for rescuing his friend while holding a Batman action figure. Pretty awesome.
All the way from Colorado:
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) November 15, 2013
Saw this picture and there was dust everywhere!
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) November 15, 2013
And then why not finish it off with a shoutout from the President:
— Make-A-Wish Bay Area (@SFWish) November 15, 2013
I wasn’t tracking this as it was going on, but I can only imagine what an experience it was for everyone involved, whether volunteering, cheering in the streets, or cheering from home. What a fantastic event put on for one human being.