Batkid Saves San Francisco: Internet's Best Reactions
Stars, Major League teams teams and President Obama are singing the praises of five-year-old Miles, who dressed as a miniature caped crusader to fight crime.
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.
— Edwin Lee (@mayoredlee) November 15, 2013
— Graham Nolan (@gnolan12) November 15, 2013
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) November 15, 2013
— DC Comics (@DCComics) November 15, 2013
— Brit Hume (@brithume) November 15, 2013
— Nick Lachey (@NickLachey) November 15, 2013
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) November 15, 2013
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) November 15, 2013
Thumbs up to the city of San Francisco for making that happen. #batkid
— Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0) November 15, 2013
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 15, 2013
— Zachary Levi (@ZacharyLevi) 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
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) November 15, 2013
DOES ANYONE IN SAN FRANCISCO HAVE A LITTLE KID THAT LOOKS LIKE GARY OLDMAN? #batkid
— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) November 15, 2013
— South Park (@SouthPark) November 15, 2013
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) November 15, 2013
— oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) November 15, 2013
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 15, 2013
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 15, 2013
— Warner Bros Pictures (@wbpictures) November 15, 2013
— The Penguin (@PenguinSF) November 15, 2013
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