Batkid to the rescue! One little boy lived his dream of a lifetime as he became Batkid for a day in San Francisco on Friday, Nov. 15. The Make-A-Wish foundation fulfilled the dream of Miles, 5, who was diagnosed with leukemia at 18 months old, but ended his treatments in June and is now in remission. During his special day, San Francisco turned into Batman's Gotham City, and thousands of bystanders cheered as Miles saved the city from some of DC Comics' most iconic villains — including The Joker and The Penguin.
During the adventure, Patricia Wilson, executive director of the Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area chapter, outlined several crimes that Miles was asked to solve before being celebrated at a special ceremony hosted by the mayor.
Batkid's crime-fighting spectacle also got the attention of several other celebrities, as the word "Batkid" began to trend via Twitter. Among those who reacted to Miles' touching story were Elizabeth Banks, Enrique Iglesias, Anna Kendrick and Nick Lachey. Read on for their reactions, and others:
Ben Affleck: Batkid. Best Batman ever. #SFBatKid #MakeAWish @SFWish
Elizabeth Banks: Bit late to #BatKid, but damn if he isn't a ROCK STAR! Also, a great reminder of the amazing work done by @MakeAWish.
President Barack Obama: #FollowFriday RT @SFWish: Here he comes!!!! #SFBatkid
Craig Ferguson: San Francisco ! You magnificent bastards. #batkid
Anna Kendrick: Just read about #BatKid and I am IMMEDIATELY in tears. Go #BatKid!
Enrique Iglesias: This is amazing! #batkid saves the day! Way to go Miles!
Nick Lachey: As a new dad, i am so moved by #batkid and by all the volunteers who are helping to bring his wish to life!! Awesome! #SFBatKid
Olivia Munn: I love #Batkid. I'm cheering you on little man!!
Dr. Phil: Thank you #batkid for saving the day!! Way to go Miles!
Keegan Allen: #batkid is my favorite superhero.
Devon Sawa: I'm really thankful we live in a world of peace and harmony. All thanks to ……… #BatKid
Stephen Amell: No crime left to fight. Thanks #BatKid
Josh Groban: Goodnight, #batkid
Alexa Vega: #BatKid just makes my heart explode. What a little bundle of joy!
Andy Cohen: loving #Batkid and the people of San Francisco today. #WarmFuzzy
Ramona Singer: The city of San Fran and Make a Wish did an amazing thing today. Brings me to tears. #batkid
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