- There were 78,000 tweets today about a kid playing Batman, including one from the president, the first lady, SportsCenter, The New York Daily News, and many more. A 5-year-old boy who has battled leukemia since he was a toddler today took over San Francisco and social media everywhere. He even appears to have conquered snark on Twitter.
- Miles Scott lives in Tulelake, Calif., on the Oregon border, but today he was the favorite superhero in San Francisco, as the Make-A-Wish Foundation and thousands of people made his dream of portraying the Caped Crusader come true.
- In true Silicon Valley style, social media supercharged the event when the social marketing company the Clever Girls Collective helped to make his day a sensation. The social media sensation led to other media taking part. This is one of 8,000 stories about Miles from Google news search.
The first lady thanks a hero
The president makes a Vine video
San Francisco City Hall greets Batkid
Media and celebrities cheer him on