Friday, November 15, 2013
I'm going to get this out of the way, upfront.
The PC has a love/hate relationship with the city of San Francisco.
It's complicated. Maybe one day I will write about it.
But, today, I have nothing but love for the City by the Bay.
Wait! That's not true! I also have respect and a whole lot of awe for San Francisco and her people.
Unless you spent the last day or two in an Amish village, you already know the story of 5-year-old leukemia survivor, Batman fan, Miles Scott who, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city of SF, spent today living his dream of being a crime-fighting caped crusader.
If you need to catch up, here is some really good reportage about the story.
And, if you have followed The Blog for any length of time, you know that there are two things The Blog loves...
Batman and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Today wasn't the first time that Make-A-Wish has granted a child's wish to be Batman for a day. This blog posted a similar story about a year ago. But, no one could have imagined the epic epicness that would happen in SF today.
City of SF officials got involved. Chief of Police Greg Suhr sat in for Commissioner Gordon, calling on the Batkid for help.
The San Francisco Chronicle published 1000 front pages as "The Gotham Chronicle." and, due to demand, will reprint the page in tomorrow's edition.
San Franciscan, Rep. Nancy Pelosi tweeted her support and President Obama, himself, sent Miles a message via Vine.
Peruse the comments sections of these messages if you need proof that a certain strain of Republican can't turn off their hate long enough to get into the spirit.
And then, there are the citizens of Gotham City, I mean, San Francisco, who turned out in numbers rivaling the Giant's World Series victory parade.
When it was all over, the California Department of Justice got in on the act and indicted The Riddler and The Penguin for their crimes.
And here is the best part...
Miles, who has been battling leukemia since he was 20 months old, is now in remission. He is done, for now, with chemo therapy, and might just live long enough to tell his own children and grandchildren about the day he got to save San Gotham from some super-villains.
I have linked to a couple of the stories here. Go visit Google for dozens more.
Keep a box of Kleenex™ handy.