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After saving San Francisco, ‘Batkid’ returns in his own movie trailer

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AP10ThingsToSee - Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, right, walks with Batman before saving a damsel in distress in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. San Francisco turned into Gotham City on Friday, as city officials helped fulfill Scott's wish to be "Batkid." Scott, a leukemia patient from Tulelake in far Northern California, was called into service on Friday morning by San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr to help fight crime, The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation says. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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AP10ThingsToSee - Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, right, walks with Batman before saving a damsel in distress in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. San Francisco turned into Gotham City on Friday, as city officials helped fulfill Scott's wish to be "Batkid." Scott, a leukemia patient from Tulelake in far Northern California, was called into service on Friday morning by San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr to help fight crime, The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation says. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

San Francisco came to a near-standstill last week as 5-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott ran around his very own Gotham City by the Bay in the guise of “Batkid,” Batman’s pint-sized superhero counterpart, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and a variety of municipal agencies.

Now, Batkid has his own movie trailer:

For a day, San Francisco was transformed into a comic-inspired wonderland, complete with the Bat-Signal on City Hall, a Lamborghini Batmobile, and crowds lining the streets to watch the mini caped crusader complete a series of make-believe missions.

For Scott, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Not only did the Northern California native get to spend the day nabbing bad guys, rescuing damsels in distress and saving the San Francisco Giants’ mascot from the evil clutches of The Penguin, he now even has an unofficial “trailer” to help him remember his day as the protector of San Francisco.

“Batkid Rises” was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday and quickly began spreading across social media where it garnered rave reviews.

And the trailer is just one of the Batkid tributes to emerge in recent days. Good timing too, considering that the city of San Francisco announced on Thursday that the final tab for the event came to $105,000 in public funds. The city said it hopes to recoup many of those expenses through private donations.

Holy smokes, Batkid!

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