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President Obama thanks 'Batkid'

Jay Hart
The Sideshow

"Batkid" already received the key to the city of San Francisco for saving Gotham. Now, he's got a congratulatory Vine from none other than the president of the United States.

Politico reports it's the first Vine the White House has published featuring Obama, according to the White House Director of Online Engagement.

Just 5 years old, Miles Scott has suffered from leukemia for most of his short life. Now it's in remission, and his dream has been to be a superhero. On Friday the city of San Francisco (via the Make-a-Wish Foundation) rallied around him to make that dream a reality in a way that, well, is just so perfectly awesome.

He got a ride in the Batmoblie, saved a woman from an oncoming trolley, "sealnapped" Lou Seal (the San Francisco Giants mascot) from the Joker and captured the Riddler after a robbery in the Financial District – all in front of thousands of people who stormed the streets to watch.

The San Francisco Chronicle issued a special edition thanking Batkid for saving the city, the Justice Department issued indictments of both the Joker and the Riddler, and Barack Obama took time out of his day to congratulate Batkid.

"Way to go, Miles. Way to save Gotham," the president said.


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