Batkid Makes Way Through San Francisco, City Honors Young Cancer Survivor

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Fear not, residents of San Francisco. Your streets are especially safe today.

In one of the cooler stories of the year, over 12,000 people lined the streets of that city today to honor a five-year old named Miles.

The toddler - who likes to "be a superhero," according to his mom - has been battling leukemia since he was 18 months old, but had his final treatment in June.

To celebrate the occasion, the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the Bay Area helped organize a Gotham City-like experience for Miles today: he rode around in a Batmobile… he rescued a damsel in distress… he was given the key to the city at City Hall.

The San Francisco Chronicle even printed a special edition of the paper and handed it out to those in Union Square for the occasion:

Special Chronicle Issue

Said Audrey Cooper, managing editor of the Chronicle, via email:

"This is what I love about San Francisco. We’re a quirky city that loves freethinkers. We totally understand a 5-year-old cancer survivor who wants to dress up like Batman."

President Barack Obama even got in on the trending topic, re-Tweeting a picture of Batkid along with the caption "Here he comes!"

Here he comes, indeed. Well done, San Francisco.

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