Back in November, 5-year-old Miles Scott had the experience of a lifetime. When Miles was a baby, he was diagnosed with leukemia. While he was going through chemotherapy, Miles dreamt of beating his disease and becoming Batman — er, Batkid. So when his cancer went into remission, the Make-a-Wish Foundation swooped in to make Miles' dream a reality. The organization partnered with San Francisco to bring Batman to town and seek out Miles' help to save the city. Making Miles' wish come true made headlines all over the world — and made Miles one happy kid.
Yesterday, the story of Batkid continued at AT&T Park. It was the Giants home opener, and the team enlisted Batkid's help in getting the season started right. With Batman by his side, Batkid threw out the ceremonial first pitch — after he made a superhero-caliber entrance:
Now that's a cool experience. But if that's not enough, it also gave us one of the best photographs of this early baseball season: Giants pitcher Matt Cain walking on the field with Batkid by his side:
The best thing about this photo? It's full of real-life superheroes.
Photos: Jeff Chiu/AP Photo, Eric Risberg, Pool/AP Photo
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