Social media isn’t always known for bringing out the best behavior in people, but on November 15, 2013, the world showed that at least for an afternoon, they could tweet and post to FB something positive to do something nice for a complete stranger. The result was a phenomenon and the upcoming documentary “Batkid Begins” tells the story of the superheroes who created a special day for a little kid.
You likely remember what happened on that fall afternoon. The San Francisco Make-A-Wish Foundation decided to fulfill the wish of 5-year-old Miles Scott, recovering from Leukemia, whose dream it is to become Batkid and save Gotham City. What happens next is viral sensation, with twenty-five thousand people hitting the streets of San Francisco to help, while online, support pours in from around the world. It was unprecedented, creating not just a memory for Miles, but touching the hearts of everyone who watched it unfold.
“Batkid Begins” opens on June 26th. Watch below.