IGN is reporting that the Make-A-Wish Foundation is going to be turning San Francisco into Gotham City for a five year old named Miles, who is battling leukemia. Not only will Miles, er, I mean Bruce Wayne get a suit, but he will get a ‘Batmobile, a sidekick, two super-villains to battle, and a call from the police chief. Not to mention the cast of thousands helping to make this happen. Here’s what IGN had to say about this:
Miles’ Batman will “battle” both Riddler and Penguin, the latter of whom will be “kidnapping a famous Gotham City mascot.” There will be a “car chase,” a damsel in distress, all the requisite elements of a Batman adventure.
“The [Penguin’s] getaway car will be visible on Union Square (a convertible so that everyone can see what is happening), and the chase will be on!,” according to SFGate.com. “After catching the Penguin, Batman will make his final stop at City Hall, where the Mayor and the Police Chief of Gotham City will thank him and give him the key to the city.”
Is it just me, or have I just felt my faith in humanity restored a little bit? This is honestly one of the coolest things a city could do for a sick little guy. I gots to go. I think I have something in my eye . . .
To donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, click this link. They do great things and a small donation goes a long way for sick children.