San Francisco is automatically one of my favorite cities because I lived there for five years. But this story makes me remember why I still love it so much, while also restoring my general faith in humanity.
If you're in the city on November 15, you should definitely help turn 5-year-old Miles into Batman. He suffers from Leukemia, so the Make-A-Wish Foundation is transforming San Francisco into Gotham for a day where he'll save a damsel in distress and prevent two villains from overtaking the city. He'll eventually end up at City Hall where Mayor Ed Lee will thank him for his heroism by giving him a key to the city.
You can read all about it here. Here are ways you can participate:
You can catch the action as Miles becomes Batkid in one of several different locations around the city, and cheer him on as he fights crime and battles villains, by:
Watching him rescue a damsel in distress, who is tied up across the Hyde Street cable car line on the 1900 block of Hyde, between Green and Union streets (approximately 10:30am)
Seeing him catch his nemesis as he attempts to rob a vault at 550 Montgomery St. (approximately 11:00am)
Seeing a villain kidnap Lou Seal and drive off with him from Union Square (approximately 12:45pm)
Watching as Batkid arrives at AT&T park at 3rd and King side to apprehend the villain and free Lou Seal (approximately 1:00pm)
Joining in a massive celebration at City Hall at 2pm as SF Mayor Ed Lee gives Miles the key to the city and congratulates him on a job well done (approximately 2:00pm)