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"Batkid" Fighting Crime In San Francisco

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Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Nov. 15, 2013 3:10 PM EST
Updated: Nov. 15, 2013 9:55 PM EST

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Dressed in a black Batman costume, a 5-year-old San Francisco boy with leukemia has fulfilled his wish to be his favorite superhero.

In the process, Miles Scott became a darling of social media and attracted thousands of fans around the country.

One onlooker, who has multiple sclerosis, calls the boy now known as Batkid "a little hero."

Batkid was called into service by San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr to help fight crime. He rescued a woman from cable car tracks in Nob Hill and captured the Riddler in the act of robbing a downtown bank. He even rescued the San Francisco Giants mascot who was kidnapped by the Penguin.

Miles, who is now in remission, was able to fulfill his wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city.

More from Batkid's adventures can be found here.

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San Francisco is set to turn into Gotham City, as city officials help fulfill a 5-year-old leukemia patient's wish to be "Batkid."

The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation says the boy, Miles Scott, of Tulelake, Calif., will be called into service on Friday morning by San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr.

Miles will rescue a woman from cable car tracks in Nob Hill and capture the Riddler in the act of robbing a downtown bank. A flash mob will then summon him for another caper: a kidnapping involving the Penguin. He will receive the key to the city from the mayor around 2 p.m.

KGO-TV reports that Miles is now in remission.

His father, Nick Scott, tells the station he is thankful to Make-A-Wish and everyone else who made his son's wish possible.

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