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Make a Wish turns 5 year old into Batkid. (1 Viewer)

mquinnjr

Footballguy
:thumbup:

Every once in awhile, the needle on my faith in humanity shoots upwards when I read stories like this.

Just awesome deed of kindness by all parties involved.

 

NCCommish

Footballguy
Very cool. What a great thing for the city to get involved with and make happen. Sometimes humans don't suck.

 

Hilts

Footballguy
The circus center donated one day of superhero training. Going to head down to City Hall later today to cheer for the batkid. Love this story.

 

TobiasFunke

Footballguy
Live stream

You can also check out the #sfbatkid hashtag

Next time someone tries to convince me society is on the fast track to ruin, I'll remember this. Good on you, SF :thumbup:

 

Scoresman

Footballguy
I wonder if he has to sit in a carseat in the batmobile. that would kind of suck

 
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Scoresman

Footballguy
Watching the stream, they closed some MAJOR streets for this. This is usually something only done in SF if the President is in town. Pretty awesome.

 

McGarnicle

Footballguy
So wait, the Riddler and Penguin are just going to let this kid catch them? There is no way they would agree to something like this.

 

TobiasFunke

Footballguy
I went to make a donation at wish.org and I couldn't get to the site. I assume that's a sign that they've been inundated by other people who had the same response.

 
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Dickies

Footballguy
This whole thing is really amazing. SF has outdone itself. Despite major streets being closed, I have yet to hear anyone complain about it. Brings tears to my eyes watching this kid run around the city.

 

Good Posting Judge

Footballguy
This whole thing is really amazing. SF has outdone itself. Despite major streets being closed, I have yet to hear anyone complain about it. Brings tears to my eyes watching this kid run around the city.
Mid-day, it's not so bad. There are marches and parades down Market St. all the time.

 

Scoresman

Footballguy
Usually when streets get shut down around here it's because of some ######ed hippy occupy protest.

On the list of acceptable reasons to close down some streets, this has to be at the top.

 

TobiasFunke

Footballguy
The Make-a-Wish site is still down because of the traffic but they put in some sort of pass-through so you can donate if you're so inclined

link

 

bigbottom

I put on my robe and wizard hat
Not to bring down an otherwise awesome thread, but I'm bummed that my son never got to do his Make a Wish. It just didn't work out, but perhaps it freed up some resources to be used elsewhere. Make a Wish is such an amazing organization. I've met a number of their employees, and I imagine that it's one of the coolest jobs in the world. A friend and colleague is on the Board of our local organization, and each Board meeting they do a spotlight presentation on one of the wish grants. Never a dry eye in the room, he tells me.

 
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lakerstan

Footballguy
Not to bring down an otherwise awesome thread, but I'm bummed that my son never got to do his Make a Wish. It just didn't work out, but perhaps it freed up some resources to be used elsewhere. Make a Wish is such an amazing organization. I've met a number of their employees, and I imagine that it's one of the coolest jobs in the world. A friend and colleague is on the Board of our local organization, and each Board meeting they do a spotlight presentation on one of the wish grants. Never a dry eye in the room, he tells me.
He had you as a dad. That's a pretty good score in itself...

 

KCitons

Footballguy
Not to bring down an otherwise awesome thread, but I'm bummed that my son never got to do his Make a Wish. It just didn't work out, but perhaps it freed up some resources to be used elsewhere. Make a Wish is such an amazing organization. I've met a number of their employees, and I imagine that it's one of the coolest jobs in the world. A friend and colleague is on the Board of our local organization, and each Board meeting they do a spotlight presentation on one of the wish grants. Never a dry eye in the room, he tells me.
I wish your son would have had his wish too BB.

They contacted me 10 years ago asking for a donation. I explained that all my donation dollars go to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, since my daughter had diabetes. The caller stated that my she would be eligible for a wish? I promptly declined, while my daughter has to deal with her diabetes daily, she is healthy and able to do anything she wants. Didn't feel right taking resources that would help others in worse situations.

 

drummer

Footballguy
SF once in a while does something right and awesome. It used to be called "The City that knows how". This is awesome on so many levels, and really an inspiration for everyone how people can come together for one cause and make it memorable for a family.

Makes me proud to be a once long time San Franciscan.

 

Koya

Footballguy
Not to bring down an otherwise awesome thread, but I'm bummed that my son never got to do his Make a Wish. It just didn't work out, but perhaps it freed up some resources to be used elsewhere. Make a Wish is such an amazing organization. I've met a number of their employees, and I imagine that it's one of the coolest jobs in the world. A friend and colleague is on the Board of our local organization, and each Board meeting they do a spotlight presentation on one of the wish grants. Never a dry eye in the room, he tells me.
We are with you BB. Your family was one of the first things I thought of when I saw Batkid! It made it hit home that much more.

They do some really great and impactful deeds.

 

Scoresman

Footballguy
watching the stream and the kid just pump fisted in front of thousands in union square.

Donations are going to go through the roof after this.

 

badmojo1006

Footballguy
The Internet was strong today.

Batkid had strong competition between toddler on Ice and the Google India Ad, but Batkid wins the Internet today

 
This was a nice story...last week.
:confused: it's happening today smart guy.
Don't worry. In about 3 days my wife will see that somebody posted this story on Facebook and say to me "Look at this! An entire city made a kid's dream of being Batman come true."

I then have 2 choices. I can tell her "Yeah, saw that on Friday and they were talking about doing it on Reddit at least a week ago". That means I'm an a sshole.

Or I can say "Oh wow...great story." Then I'll have to listen to her tell me about it.

 

Good Posting Judge

Footballguy
This was a nice story...last week.
:confused: it's happening today smart guy.
Don't worry. In about 3 days my wife will see that somebody posted this story on Facebook and say to me "Look at this! An entire city made a kid's dream of being Batman come true."

I then have 2 choices. I can tell her "Yeah, saw that on Friday and they were talking about doing it on Reddit at least a week ago". That means I'm an a sshole.

Or I can say "Oh wow...great story." Then I'll have to listen to her tell me about it.
Or you could walk out the door wordlessly, and return a week later with no explanation. :shrug:

 
This was a nice story...last week.
:confused: it's happening today smart guy.
Don't worry. In about 3 days my wife will see that somebody posted this story on Facebook and say to me "Look at this! An entire city made a kid's dream of being Batman come true."

I then have 2 choices. I can tell her "Yeah, saw that on Friday and they were talking about doing it on Reddit at least a week ago". That means I'm an a sshole.

Or I can say "Oh wow...great story." Then I'll have to listen to her tell me about it.
Or you could walk out the door wordlessly, and return a week later with no explanation. :shrug:
Not sure if this is a reference to Don Draper, Walter White, or MoP.

 

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