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Famous Batkid takes over New York City

5-year-old Miles Scott's crime fighting spree continues in the Big Apple
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Chiara O. Scuri, November 30, 2013 4:38:19 PM

The world’s newest (littlest) Batman is having a banner month.

After fighting crime in an action-packed San Francisco afternoon, 5-year-old superhero Miles Scott, otherwise known as Batkid, has graduated to saving celebrities.

As Good Morning America notes, Miles, who has leukemia and has made media waves for his actual bravery as well, flew to New York to appear on the popular show.

When he arrived, he was told that rapper Pitbull had been locked and held hostage in his dressing room by Joker and Penguin.

While adult Batman might have weighed whether keeping Pitbull in his dressing room was the more socially responsible option, Batkid rushed straight in, pushed Joker out of the way and rescued the music superstar.

After his daring morning dash, Miles got his own personal welcome from New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who also handed him a few gifts worthy of Gotham City’s main crime fighter.

Miles received a framed copy of a comic that featured Miles as Batman, and an original badge from the first Batman film – an amazing piece of cinema history.

While the Scott family can thank the Make-A-Wish foundation for spearheading Miles’ Batman dreams, his mom and dad are grateful for the way the rest of the world has helped them keep the action going.

“It’s been amazing. We never expected anything like this, on a level like this,” his dad told GMA.

To say thanks, the Scotts have partnered with the San Francisco Forty Niners’ Foundation to set up a Batkid Fund that will go toward a trio of charities dedicated to helping kids like Miles get better and have a little fun in the process.


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