Monday, December 30, 2013

My Favourite Story of 2013: BatKid

Agree with the SF Chronicle that it was the best story of the year.

Love the BatKid and wish him many, many years of good health.

"On one glorious November day, San Francisco dropped pretense and progressive piousness and came together to fulfill the fantasy of 5-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott, who wanted to be a superhero. It's a day even the most jaded of journalists will not soon forget, and not just because the assembled masses were lunging for copies of newspapers with the all-caps headline, "BATKID SAVES CITY."

"San Francisco knows social media, it knows big-event logistics, it knows how to do street theater and, perhaps most of all, it knows humanity. All came into play on a day that was supposed to be for Miles, but in the end was uplifting for all of us..."