Quotes about 5-year-old 'Batkid' in San Francisco

Quotes about 5-year-old 'Batkid' in San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, runs the bases as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment at AT&T Park November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. The Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day-long event bringing his wish to be BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on November 16, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 16 at 2:08 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 5-year-old leukemia patient's wish to be Batkid was fulfilled Friday in San Francisco with help from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city. As Miles Scott dressed in a Batman costume battled the Penguin and the Riddler and solved "crimes" around the city, he attracted attention in the region and from around the country. Here's what was said as word of his exploits spread:

"Way to go, Miles! Way to save Gotham!" — President Barack Obama

"It's wonderful, wonderful. It's great for the youngster and it's great for the city of San Francisco and the whole region. Saving lives for the day, I love it. It's so good. A good deed in a weary world." — San Francisco 49ers' Head Coach Jim Harbaugh

"All the doctors, nurses and all the other parents that have to deal with the same thing we're going through. I hope they get a conclusion to their illnesses like we're getting." — Nick Scott, Batkid's father, to KGO-TV

"When you have an illness, it's very important to know you have a support system. I have an extremely strong support system, and I hope he does too. He's such a little hero." — Gina Futrell, 51, Batkid supporter with multiple sclerosis who was among thousands who turned out to see him at San Francisco's Union Square

"This has turned into a full-blown phenomenon." — San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr

"Thanks for saving Gotham." — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein

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