12,000 turn out to cheer on Batkid in San Francisco

Aww. Organizers thought they’d only get a few hundred volunteers to help the Make A Wish Foundation make that young superhero’s dream come true today — and over 12,000 showed up! Even the U.S. Attorney’s office got in on the act:

Batkid to the rescue!

San Franciscans turned out en masse today to cheer on Miles Scott, a 5-year-old cancer patient who has always wanted to be a superhero.

The kindergartener has plenty of experience battling villains—he’s been fighting leukemia since he was 18 months old. He wrapped up his treatment in June and is in remission now.

When San Francisco’s Make-A-Wish Foundation asked Miles what he wanted more than anything in the world, the little guy said, “I wish to be Batkid.”

His wish came true today as San Francisco turned into Gotham City just for Miles.

ABC estimates that about 12,000 people Gotham City residents have Batkid’s back as he rushes to save their city. President Obama tweeted out his support from the White House.

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