There are from time to time stories that restore your faith in humanity, what happened in San Francisco California on Friday thanks to numerous volunteers was nothing short of that.

Five-year-old Miles Scott, suffering from lymphoblastic leukemia for much of his life, asked the Make-A-Wish Foundation to turn him into Batman for the day. And, with the help of the City of San Francisco and thousands of volunteers, that is exactly what they made happen.

Batkid was called on by San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr (aka Commisioner Gordon) to help save “Gotham.” The caped youngster rescued a damsel in distress from a cable-car disaster but his adventure wasn’t done yet, he followed that up by stopping The Riddler from robbing a bank downtown.

Reports then circled that Lou Seal, the San Francisco Giants Mascot had been captured by The Penguin, so onlookers watched as Batkid raced his batmobile to AT&T Park.

After hopping through a few obstacles, Miles was able to free Lou — and the Giants mascot was forever grateful:

The hero took a much-deserved victory lap around the bases:

Batkid, lap

News of Batkid’s exploits made headlines world wide even catching the attention of President of the United States Barack Obama who made a vine saying “Way to go Miles, way to save Gotham”.

Along with the city being safe, Miles’ cancer is currently in remission. A successful end to the week.

Here’s a full video recap of the day courtesy of

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