Batkid has been fighting crime all day in San Francisco, and how better to tell you about than Fox News’ Shepard Smith. The anchor dedicated the final portion of his 3pm hour Friday to the uplifting story of Miles, a 5-year-old leukemia patient who, thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation is patrolling the streets of
San Francisco Gotham as Batkid, contending with villains like the Riddler to the Penguin in the most elaborate city-wide event the organization has ever pulled off.
“America, meet your newest superhero,” Smith reported. He went on to explain that thousands of volunteers turned out to help make Miles’ wish a reality, complete with his very own Batmobile and a massive flash mob in Union Square. He even saved a damsel in distress who was tied to the city’s cable car tracks. By the afternoon San Francisco’s mayor had presented the key to the city to the young superhero. “What an incredible venture,” Smith marveled. “That’s an elaborate undertaking.”
And if all that wasn’t enough, Batkid managed to foster a genuinely bipartisan spirit, at least momentarily in Washington. President Barack Obama took a break from his health care “brainstorming” session to throw a #FollowFriday Batkid’s way:
And Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) gave the “heartwarming story” a shout out as well:
Restore your faith in humanity by watching the report below, via Fox News:
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