San Francisco Will Become Gotham City For One Day To Make A 5-Year-Old Boy’s Wish To Be Batman Come True
A costume-filled day that will far exceed the meaning of Halloween is planned in California next month.
Five-year-old Miles wants to be Batman, and the City of San Francisco is making sure he gets his chance.
Miles has leukemia, and he’s fighting it with a smile. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is making Miles’s dreams come true; part of San Francisco will turn into a scene right out of a movie, transforming the Bay Area city into Gotham City.
“The day starts with a breaking news story,” reads the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s description of the plan. “Gotham City’s Police Chief asks if anyone knows the whereabouts of Batman because he needs his help solving crime and bringing the bad guys to justice. Our little Batman, Miles, in training with adult Batman, is ready to answer the call! Of course Batman will be riding in the “real” batmobile around the City, saving the day and performing feats of derring-do!
“After rescuing a damsel in distress from the cable car tracks in Nob Hill, and capturing the Riddler in the act of robbing a downtown vault, Batman will eat his lunch at the Burger Bar in San Francisco – directly above Union Square. While at Burger Bar, he will get a call on his batphone to go to the window – where he will look down and see a huge group of volunteers jumping up and down asking for Batman’s help. Why?
“Because the Penguin will be kidnapping a famous Gotham City mascot! The getaway car will be visible on Union Square (a convertible so that everyone can see what is happening), and the chase will be on!
After catching the Penguin, Batman will make his final stop at City Hall, where the Mayor and the Police Chief of Gotham City will thank him and give him the key to the city. We plan on having hundreds of volunteers and donors collected to cheer and thank our Batman! This is a great opportunity to see the magic of a wish in action – and a perfect outing for kids, grandkids and Bat-fans everywhere!”
If you’re in San Francisco, make sure you catch up with Miles — excuse me — Batman, and be sure to donate here so more kids to enjoy their wishes!