Here’s a faith in humanity-restoring story that will warm all hearts. In San Francisco, the Make a Wish Foundation is coordinating an extraordinary effort to fulfill the dreams of a 5-year-old boy with leukemia. Miles loves Batman and today he’ll swing into superhero action with the help of thousands of volunteers.

The wish of a boy with leukemia has captured the attention of media across the globe – and it will come to life this Friday.

Miles, 5, wishes to be a superhero. To grant his wish, thousands of people in the San Francisco area are coming together to create and take part in the narrative for Miles’ wish.

Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area has coordinated a wish experience on the scale of a military operation. Miles’ day begins at 10 a.m. with a call for help from the city’s chief of police. Throughout the day, the young crime fighter will weave his way across the city – rescuing “a damsel in distress” on the cable car line, foiling a bank robbery near the Financial District, and chasing the bad guys to a climactic battle of good vs. evil at AT&T Park, the home field for the San Francisco Giants.

A Huge Cast Signs On

More than 10,000 people have RSVPd online to play a role in Miles’ wish. Many will gather for a celebration ceremony at City Hall with San Francisco’s mayor and chief of police.

“This wish has meant closure for our family and an end to over three years of putting toxic drugs in our son’s body” says Miles’ mom, Natalie. “This wish has become kind of a family reunion and is our celebration of his treatment completion.”

Get out your Kleenex.

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Goodness prevails. Thank you, Make a Wish and Bat Kid, for your much-needed inspiration.

Update: Here’s a look at Bat Kid’s day so far!

Uh-oh!

#SFBatKid to the rescue!

Hooray! But San Francisco’s not out of the woods just yet:

Oh no!

Update:

He got him!

You’re a hero, Bat Kid! But even heroes gotta eat:

Uh-oh … Penguin’s up to no good:

Hurry, Bat Kid!

Oh no! Will he get there in time?

Penguin had better watch out — Bat Kid sees everything:

Oh yes he will! We know it!

Update:

If Penguin thinks he can get away with this, he’s got another thing coming.

Go Bat Kid!

Penguin still thinks he can escape justice:

But he doesn’t have all of Gotham City behind him like Bat Kid does.

Update:

Woohoo! Gotham is safe once again, thanks to Bat Kid!

America thanks you, Bat Kid.

And as for the Penguin …

You’re no match for Bat Kid, Penguin!

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Bat Kid’s not only protecting Gotham City from criminals, but he’s restoring our faith in humanity. Thank you, Bat Kid.

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Amen.