Batkid fights evil in the streets of San Francisco

Monday 18 November 2013 16.25
Miles, dressed as Batkid fought crime with his hero, Batman
Miles, dressed as Batkid fought crime with his hero, Batman

The city of San Francisco has transformed itself into Gotham City to fulfil a young boy's wish to become Batkid.

When the Make-A-Wish Foundation asked Miles, a five-year-old boy who battled leukaemia, what he wanted for his wish, he said he wanted to be Batman.

With the help of dozens of volunteers, Make-A-Wish of the Greater Bay Area in San Francisco coordinated a series of staged events across the city.

Miles, dressed as Batkid has fought crime with his hero, Batman.

Thousands of people joined to watch Batkid save a woman strapped to a fake bomb and foil the evil schemes of Batman's enemy, the Riddler.     

Miles has battled leukemia since he was a year old. His illness is now in remission and he started kindergarten this year