November 15, 2013 4:58pm PT by Aaron Couch
Batkid Saves San Francisco: Internet's Best Reactions
The Internet officially has Batkid fever.
San Francisco transformed into Gotham on Friday to make a wish come true for Batkid, whose secret identity is Miles. The five-year-old Batman fan has battled cancer and is in remission after completing chemotherapy this summer.
Batkid's heroics earned the thanks from all over – from Batman studio Warner Bros. and DC Comics to the San Francisco Giants for saving the team's beloved mascot, Lou Seal. Stars such as Anna Kendrick, Olivia Munn and Nick Lachey confessed to getting a little verklempt thanks to epic photos of Miles saving damsels in distress and receiving a key to the city from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. The day of super-heroics was made possible thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and thousands of volunteers who came out to cheer Miles on.
Arrow's Stephen Amell released a thank you (in costume), in which he wonders why he hasn't been able to find any criminals to fight. It turns out, Batkid cleaned up the streets too well.
President Barack Obama released a congratulatory Vine, while the Department of Justice and the FBI released press releases praising Batkid's heroics. The DOJ's release included indictments for The Riddler and the Penguin.
See some of the many, many responses to Batkid's super day below.
Thumbs up to the city of San Francisco for making that happen. #batkid— Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0) November 15, 2013
#SFBatkid restores so much of my faith in humanity.— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) November 15, 2013
#SFBatKid is the greatest thing to ever happen to everyone.— Jillian Bell (@jilliandeltoro) November 15, 2013
DOES ANYONE IN SAN FRANCISCO HAVE A LITTLE KID THAT LOOKS LIKE GARY OLDMAN? #batkid— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) November 15, 2013