San Franciscans weren’t the only ones touched by "Batkid" Miles Scott’s adventures Friday — Caped Crusaders
"Batkid. Best Batman ever," Affleck, who will don the cape in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel, tweeted Saturday.
"Wasn't that fantastic?" Bale told Vulture. "This little kid, oh my God — what a wonderful day for the little fella! It's just fantastic, seeing all those people who were out there to support it."
"He likes to be a superhero," Miles' mother, Natalie, told KNTV-TV. "He is one. He beat an awful disease."
The bat signal went out Thursday night, a beam shining on the side of Miles' hotel. At 10 a.m. Friday, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr issued a televised plea for help on a local newscast.
"Please, Caped Crusader, we need you," Suhr begged.
Miles, dressed in the trademark batsuit, rode in a donated Batmobile — a black Lamborghini tricked out with Batman logos — along streets thronged with people holding signs and rooting him on, occasionally dabbing their eyes.
"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 told the Make-A-Wish Foundation. "This wish has become kind of a family reunion and is our celebration of his treatment completion."
More than 230,000 tweets with the hashtag #SFBatkid were sent out by the time Batkid’s adventures had finished, according to the
Custom Batkid shirts sold for the boy's big day were made by San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr's son, Matt, according to KGO-TV. The T-shirt designer ended up selling 1,800 shirts — 1,300 more than he expected — raising $10,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Shirts are available again for preorder, though they are only available for pickup in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Chronicle published a special edition of the Gotham City Chronicle, to be handed out in Union Square. After demand for copies soared, Managing Editor Audrey Cooper said the paper would reprint a special edition.
"This is what I love about San Francisco," Cooper said by email. "We're a quirky city that loves freethinkers. We totally understand a 5-year-old cancer survivor who wants to dress up like Batman."