Zac Mihajlovic of Camden, Australia has done what many have only dreamed of: he became Batman. Not only does Zac have the superhero attire and vehicle, but also a superhero attitude to match.
Four years ago, Zac and his grandfather began building what they believe to be the first street-legal Batmobile. Based on the 1989, Michael Keaton Batmobile, it's almost an exact replica, even containing parts from the actual car used in the film! Though the car doesn't have guns or grappling hooks, you can roast marshmallows on the working afterburner.
However it's not Zac's effort in building the Batmobile that's most impressive, but the fact that he has ignored countless six-figure offers for the car. Instead, Zac has partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant the wishes of sick, young superhero fans who want to meet Batman and take a ride in the real-life Batmobile.
For Mihajlovic it's the reactions of the kids that keep him passionate about what he does, and that was evident on a recent trip to meet a young cystic fibrosis sufferer named Domenic. When Domenic was surprised by a visit from Zac in his batman suit and batmobile, the young man couldn't believe his eyes, jumping and shouting, "this is the best day of my life! I can't believe I'm going to go in the Batmobile. Let's go and save the world."
If that isn't reason enough to say no to the money and keep on granting wishes, I don't know what is.
Zac says he has no plans to stop helping the "brilliant charity," having granted over 40 wishes already.
There's no doubt that after doing such awesome work, Zac has definitely earned the right to call himself a superhero.