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.
President Obama's message to #SFBatKid —> http://t.co/O7J4XWwYBs— White House Archived (@White House Archived)1384553869.0
On social media, people were thrilled to hear the happy update about their favorite super hero:
Remember Batkid? Five years ago, he stole hearts when thousands of complete strangers came together in San Francis… https://t.co/3AkbMBJbJ7— Muhammad Lila (@Muhammad Lila)1542297027.0
@MuhammadLila Best damn news of the day that we could all use right now.— Cayce Lubrun (@Cayce Lubrun)1542301391.0
@MuhammadLila That’s great news! I was at City Hall that day and it was a fantastic event!— Maria McKenna 🌊🌊 (@Maria McKenna 🌊🌊)1542305636.0
@MuhammadLila I’m not crying - you’re crying— N.J.Qadir Chaudhry (@N.J.Qadir Chaudhry)1542308170.0
@MuhammadLila You don’t have to have super powers (or a quirk) to be a super hero. Just to keep smiling while facin… https://t.co/nlEBf1XE5p— Midoriya “Deku” Izuku (@Midoriya “Deku” Izuku)1542318576.0
Love heals. (and so does Batman) #cancerfree #batkid https://t.co/axAlrDsDJz— Jeffrey Weissman (@Jeffrey Weissman)1542298532.0
@jmanker Beautiful story and the kind of story and hero we need today— N.J.Qadir Chaudhry (@N.J.Qadir Chaudhry)1542308208.0
KAPOW to cancer! And, Bravo, Batkid! https://t.co/KCRDpdVoDa— Jeff Esterholm (@Jeff Esterholm)1542315627.0
Oh this was the best day in San Francisco. Everyone was just HAPPY. https://t.co/isHZVzqEib— Kimmie Tee (@Kimmie Tee)1542300655.0
An absolutely awesome update. And a reminder of what an ENTIRE CITY can accomplish when we choose to be kind. https://t.co/nBMcYxRqfE— Scott Gustin (@Scott Gustin)1542243953.0
With so much devastation across our state over the last week, it's nice to have a story that makes you smile. Way… https://t.co/WEcXazPZya— Adrienne Moore (@Adrienne Moore)1542257385.0
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!