Holy crimefighting! Batkid saves the day as San Francisco transformed into Gotham to grant 5-year-old cancer victim's wish
The streets of San Francisco were transformed into Gotham City so that a young cancer victim can achieve his dream of becoming a superhero.
Five-year-old Miles Scott, from Sikiyou County, near Oregon, has assumed the persona of 'Batkid', donning a mini cape in his crusade to rid the city of its fiercest foes, the Penguin and the Riddler. He had been battling cancer since he was a year old.
Thousands of volunteers signed up to help cheer along the boy, who is in remission after a four-year battle with leukemia, as he enjoys his dream day granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
When the charity, which grants wishes for ill children, asked Miles to name his dream, his answer was simply: 'I want to be Batkid!'