Nov. 15—, 2013 -- intro: Miles Scott, a 5-year-old leukemia patient, got the surprise of a lifetime today when San Francisco transformed into Gotham City to fulfill his wish to be Batman for a day.
Batkid's jam-packed day of fighting crime made him the hero of Gotham City and melted hearts around the world.
From rescuing a damsel in distress to getting praise from President Obama, click through to see the seven moments from the superhero's day that restored our faith in humanity.
Way to go, Batkid!
quicklist: 1title: Rescuing a Damsel in Distress text: Batkid started his day by rescuing a damsel in distress in downtown San Francisco, which was transformed into Gotham City for the day. media: 20906979
quicklist: 2title: Getting in the Batmobiletext: An estimated 13,000 people turned out to support Batkid in San Francisco. Many volunteered time as actors, videographers and in other roles. One person donated a Lamborghini for the day to be the Batmobile. media: 20906529
quicklist: 3title: Foiling the Riddler's Bank Robbery text: With the help of the San Francisco Police Department, Batkid foiled the Riddler's bank robbery and took him into custody. The U.S. Attorney's office issued a news release thanking Batkid.media: 20906429
quicklist: 4title: Superhero Lunchtext: After two heroic acts, it was time for Batkid to take a break and have a burger near Union Square. Even superheroes need to eat, after all. media: 20906336
quicklist: 5title: President Obama's Vinetext: "Way to go Miles. Way to save Gotham," President Obama said in a Vine video to the young superhero. The video was the president's first ever Vine on Twitter.
Click here to see it.
quicklist: 6title: Saving Lou Seal from the Penguin text: The climax of Batkid's day was saving San Francisco Giant's mascot Lou Seal from the villainous Penguin. The Penguin locked Lou Seal up in a cage at AT&T Park, where Batkid came to his rescue. media: 20906292
quicklist: 7title: Key to the Citytext: Batkid ended the day with a ceremony at City Hall, where San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee presented him with a key to the city.
All in a day's work for Batkid.media: 20906686