The story of five-year-old Miles and his rise as Batkid, saving the city of San Francisco from The Riddler and The Joker, is about as epic as it gets. He spent Friday (November 15) having his biggest dream come true, thanks to thousands of volunteers and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Miles got to be a superhero.His supporters have gone far beyond those who volunteered to help out with the day, as even President Barack Obama is getting in on the action.
After Batkid put it all on the line to save Gotham, President Obama sent the young superhero a message on Vine, congratulating him on all the hard work. He wasn’t the only one sending out good thoughts to Miles, with First Lady Michelle Obama tweeting, “Thanks for catching all those bad guys #SFBatKid! You’re an inspiration to us all.”
Former Batman Val Kilmer, who wore the cowl in “Batman Forever,” has been following the day’s events, posting updates on Facebook. “Just heard the riddler is robbing a bank in the financial district. Hurry #sfbatkid,” he writes.
The day was capped off with getting the key to the city from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.