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Here's some San Francisco Values for you. Make a Wish partnered with thousands of volunteers to bring one little boys dream of saving the day come true...and it's heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time:

By day, he’s just a 5-year-old boy from Northern California. But when the city needs a hero, he becomes the Batkid.

And today is one of those days. The Riddler and the Penguin are terrorizing San Francisco, in a nefarious plot hatched by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The group has also converted two black Lamborghinis into Batmobiles to escort Batkid around the city as he battles the forces of evil. Along the way, he’ll be guided by dispatches from Police Chief Greg Suhr and cheered on by at least 12,000 grateful citizens.

“We have done other superhero wishes before at Make-A-Wish, and no city has embraced it like this one,” Patricia Wilson, the foundation’s director for the Bay Area, told the San Francisco Chronicle.

You can follow the heroics at #SFBatKid on Twitter.

Even the San Francisco Chronicle pitched in, printing 1,000 commemorative papers:

There's an online live feed currently going on here.


It's nice to be reminded that there are a lot of really good people in the world.

2:45 PM PT:

4:09 PM PT: Of course, Buzzfeed has one of the better summaries of this epic day:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/...

4:23 PM PT: Hesoid had a previous diary on the matter.

http://www.dailykos.com/...

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