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Holy Heartwarmer! No One Can Seem To Get Enough Of Batkid

By Mark Memmott on November 17th, 2013

One day after San Francisco was turned into Gotham City so that a little boy who battled leukemia could fight off some archcriminals, fans still can’t seem to get enough of Miles Scott, a.k.a. Batkid.

Just explore #batkid on Twitter and you’ll see what we mean.

The news networks also can’t leave the story alone.

CNN: Batkid, age 5, saves ‘Gotham City’

MSNBC: Batkid wins over Gotham — and Washington

Fox News: Batkid saves the day!

Meanwhile, our friends at KQED remain on the case of the Make-a-Wish day that has the nation talking.

We could go on. But the guy many want to hear from, of course, is Batkid himself. KGO-TV in San Franciso had an exclusive chat with the crime fighter and his parents.

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