San Francisco Batkid Miles Scott Cheered on by Celebrities
San Francisco was turned into Gotham City Friday, November 15 to help make 5-year-old Miles Scott's dream come true. Thousands of people showed up on the street and many others tuned in online to witness the Make-A-Wish kid channeling his inner favorite crime-fighting hero, Batman.
Many celebrities applauded the youngster on Twitter. Actor Jason O'Mara who voiced the Caped Crusader in "Justice League: War" wrote on his social media, "Big shout out to #MilesScott aka #SFBatKid for saving Gotham City today. From one Batman to another, great job."
"Arrow" star Stephen Amell tweeted, "No crime left to fight. Thanks #BatKid." His actor cousin Robbie Amell who also portrays a hero on The CW's new sci-fi series "The Tomorrow People" added in his own page, "Go #SFBatKid Go!!"
"Nashville" actress Kimberly Williams posted, "LOVE! Next stop Gotham Nashville! We have the bldg!" Bravo's host Andy Cohen tweeted, "Loving #Batkid and the people of San Francisco today. #WarmFuzzy." Olivia Munn wrote, "Love #Batkid. I'm cheering you on little man!!"
President Obama also congratulated the young kid. "Way to go Miles, way to save Gotham," he said in a Vine video. Other politicians cheering on the mini Batman included Vice President Joe Biden, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
"You have reminded us all what it is to believe in the power of dreams," Pelosi said in a statement. "Thank you for saving the people of our city, stirring the hearts of a nation, and sharing your heroism with the world."
Miles' day as the Caped Crusader started with ABC7 News anchor Ama Daetz alerting him about a trouble in the city. He then rescued a woman tied up on the cable car tracks, disarmed bombs and battled supervillains. He stopped the Riddler from robbing a bank and saved the city's mascot Lou Seal from the Penguin.
Like his idol, Miles has been fighting his own battle with leukemia since he was just one year old. He is now in remission. "This wish has meant closure for our family and an end to over three years of putting toxic drugs in our son's body," his mother Natalie said as quoted by ABC. His father added, "The scale this big is just overwhelming for us. It's nothing we ever dreamed of."
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