In case you were busy yesterdayÂ not enjoying feel-good stories, let me catch you up: Miles Scott, age 5, is currently in remission from battling leukemia for most of his young life. Â The San Francisco chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation made Miles’ dream come true yesterday, along with thousands of city volunteers. Â For one whole day, Miles Scott experienced adventure after adventure by becoming “Batkid.” Â Weep.
Miles rode around the city in his very own “Batmobile”, with San Francisco PD officers blocking traffic and escorting Batkid to each stop along his crime-fighting spree. Â Faith in humanity continued to be restored thanks to several warm-hearted people encouraging Batkid on his journey – one woman evenÂ sat on a set of cable car tracks, with her hands bound and a handkerchief covering her mouth. Â Naturally, Batkid saved the damsel in distress and continued along his way to save the day.
The White House even tweeted Miles to “Go get ‘em!” Â And that’s not all – President Obama sent Batkid his very own personal Vine video message:
Miles’ dad thanked everyone at the end of his son’s fun-filled, superhero day:
“This is closure for us,” Nick Scott said. “It has been a hard three years.”
I’m actually past the point of misty-eyed as I’m typing this right now, so I’d better go grab a tissue and figure out what to do with my heart because it’s grown two sizes after reading Miles’ story. Â If you’re looking to meet your daily sob-fest quota, I suggest you head on over to the San Francisco Police Department Twitter page – they’ve got some great images of a happy, inspiring kid enjoying the best day of his not-so-easy life.
â€” San Francisco Police (@SFPD) November 16, 2013
(Lead Photo: Twitter)