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Good News For The Young Leukemia Patient Who Won Our Hearts By Turning Into 'Bat Kid'

Good News For The Young Leukemia Patient Who Won Our Hearts By Turning Into 'Bat Kid'

Sometimes wishes do come true.

Miles Scott, the San Francisco youngster famously known as "Bat Kid," not only conquered the hearts of a city and a nation, but now, five years later, he's officially conquered cancer too.

"He has been in remission for five years so he is considered cancer-free!," said Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area marketing director Jen Wilson in comments to CBS News.

Scott had been battling leukemia since he was just an infant--he was diagnosed at one year old. But Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area's website tells a strikingly happier story about the youngster nowadays: "Miles has returned to being a typical kid" who "loves science and robotics."

Back in 2013, Scott asked Make-A-Wish if he could be Batman for a day, fighting crime in the streets of San Francisco--and boy did they deliver. The organization transformed the city into Gotham, and Scott got to pulled up to a crowd of some 20,000 San Franciscans in a Lamborghini outfitted to look like the Batmobile. He got to meet police officers and "free" San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal from The Riddler before being awarded the key to the city.

The stunt warmed so many hearts that the San Francisco Chronicle published a special edition of the paper tilted "Batkid Saves City" and astronauts aboard the International Space Station sent him messages of encouragement. Scott's story even reached the highest office of the land, with then-President Obama recording a message for Scott.

On social media, people were thrilled to hear the happy update about their favorite super hero:

So what's next for San Francisco's favorite superhero? So far, he's enjoying being a regular fifth grader, "playing Little League, going to school, helping his family farm and even selling his first market goat in the local fair!" according to Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area's website.

Can't ask for a more satisfying ending than that!

H/T People, CBS News