A five-year-old leukaemia survivor, who dressed up as Batman to “save” his city, has earned the praises of his big screen counterparts, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck. Miles Scott hit the headlines on Friday (15Nov13), when he took to the streets of San Francisco, California with more than 11,000 volunteers and organisers from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to turn the place into fictional Gotham City, where Batman fights crime.
The Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area chapter outlined several crimes that Miles was asked to solve before being celebrated at a ceremony hosted by the mayor.
Batkid’s crime-fighting spectacle made national news, and some big stars shared their reactions on social media. Here are some of the many celebrity responses …
Ben Affleck: Batkid. Best Batman ever. #SFBatKid #MakeAWish @SFWish
President Barack Obama: Way to go Miles, way to save Gotham! #FollowFriday RT @SFWish: Here he comes!!!! #SFBatkid
Elizabeth Banks: Bit late to #BatKid, but damn if he isn’t a ROCK STAR! Also, a great reminder of the amazing work done by @MakeAWish.
Craig Ferguson: San Francisco ! You magnificent bastards. #batkid
Anna Kendrick: Just read about #BatKid and I am IMMEDIATELY in tears. Go #BatKid!
Enrique Iglesias: This is amazing! #batkid saves the day! Way to go Miles!
Alyssa Milano: You can Donate here to help @MakeAWish for others come true – #batkid #SFbatkid
Nick Lachey: As a new dad, i am so moved by #batkid and by all the volunteers who are helping to bring his wish to life!! Awesome! #SFBatKid
Olivia Munn: I love #Batkid. I’m cheering you on little man!!
Dr. Phil: Thank you #batkid for saving the day!! Way to go Miles!
Keegan Allen: #batkid is my favorite superhero.
Devon Sawa: I’m really thankful we live in a world of peace and harmony. All thanks to ……… #BatKid
Stephen Amell: No crime left to fight. Thanks #BatKid
Josh Groban: Goodnight, #batkid
Alexa Vega: #BatKid just makes my heart explode. What a little bundle of joy!
Andy Cohen: loving #Batkid and the people of San Francisco today. #WarmFuzzy
Ramona Singer: The city of San Fran and Make a Wish did an amazing thing today. Brings me to tears. #batkid