I used to watch the news a lot, starting my day with the morning news and sometimes wrapping it up with the nightly news. But over the last few years I’ve stopped. There was just so much bad news. Not that I expect the news to always be light and happy, but you don’t always want to kick your day off or end it on a dark and depressing note.
Watching the news these days, it would be easy to think that everyone in the world is basically awful. But it’s nice when you get a reminder once in awhile that there are still some amazing people doing wonderful things in this world.
Like just about everyone else, I was glued to the story of Batkid today. In case you missed it, Batkid aka Miles is a 5 year old who has battled leukemia since he was 20 months old. His one wish was to be Batman. Today the Make a Wish foundation made that happen, transforming San Francisco into Gotham City for a day. Batkid spent the day fighting crime, including rescuing the San Francisco Giants’ mascot, Lou Seal, who had been kidnapped by The Penguin.
It was amazing to see so many people come out to support Miles and to make his dream come true. Every single day it feels like the world is full of bad news, but seeing so many people coming together to help this one kid live out his dreams for a day warmed my heart. I admit it got a little dusty in here a few times today.
So, thank you, Batkid. Thank you for saving San Francisco/Gotham City from the bad guys today. And thank you for bringing everyone together and reminding me that there’s still a lot of good in the world. You’re a brave kid and today you’re everyone’s hero.
A boy’s wish to be Batman inspired thousands of volunteers to help turn the streets of San Francisco into Gotham City today.
Five-year-old Miles, aka Batkid, has been fighting Leukemia since he was a baby. The Make-a-Wish Foundation helped organize an entire day catered to the caped crusader. Miles, whose cancer is in remission, rode in a Batmobile, rescued a damsel in distress and helped police capture the Riddler and the Penguin. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee even gave Miles a key to the city.
To see more of Miles’s day of crime-fighting adventure, follow @abc7newsbayarea on Instagram or check out the #sfbatkid hashtag