With all the craziness going on in the world today, it's always good to take a step back and acknowledge the little things that make life better. Hard to believe, right?
Well, you'll be happy to know that Miles Scott, the little boy more commonly known as "Batkid" has been cancer-free for the last five years, the Make-A-Wish foundation of the Bay Area confirmed this week.
Back in 2013, Miles (diagnosed with leukemia) decided that he wanted to be Batman and the entire city of San Francisco, including its mayor — Ed Lee — happily obliged. With the help of the police and fire departments (not to mention the San Francisco Giants), the town was transformed into Gotham for one glorious day.
His afternoon of fighting bad guys, rescuing Lou Seal (the Giants' mascot), and receiving the key to the city obviously went viral thanks to the thousands of people that showed up in the streets to cheer Miles on his various missions as Batkid. It went over so well, that a professional documentary was produced and released by Warner Bros.
Five years later, Scott is now 10 and in remission, living the life of a normal kid: playing baseball, going to school, helping out on his family's farm, and even selling his first goat. Actually, that's better than the life of a normal kid, come to think of it. Currently in the fifth grade, Miles is also passionate about science, particularly robotics. He vists an oncologist once a year to make sure that his cancer stays in remission.
There, now the world isn't so bleak after all, is it?