Batkid, the 5-year-old cancer patient who has captured the nation’s heart, was cheered on by thousands of San Francisco supporters yesterday but the pint-sized superhero received his highest compliments yet on Saturday from none other than the real Batmen.
Christian Bale and Ben Affleck, Hollywood’s former and upcoming Caped Crusader, called 5 year-old Miles Scott the “Best Batman Ever” and applauded the Make-a-Wish Foundation for making the the little guy’s dream of becoming Batman a reality.
“It’s so touching,” Bale said in an interview with Vulture. “Wasn’t that fantastic?”
“I’ve never been on Twitter,” Bale continued. “But how great a thing that it can create something like that! I mean, wonderful. This little kid, oh my God — what a wonderful day for the little fella! It’s just fantastic, seeing all those people who were out there to support it.”
Affleck later tweeted “Batkid. Best Batman Ever” on Saturday.
Miles, who lives in Tulelake in Northern California, was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 18 months old. He ended treatments in June and his cancer is now in remission.
“Today, November 15, 2013, is Batkid day forever,” San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee told a crowd of supporters outside City Hall on Friday. “You won our hearts with your story … It’s been a day of magic.”