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BatKid effect still being felt around the world


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BatKid effect still being felt around the world

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Nov 19, 2013

San Francisco, CA (KTNV) -- He may have hung up his cape and cowl but the BatKid effect is still being felt around the world.

5-year-old cancer patient Miles Scott, aka BatKid, received worldwide attention when the city of San Francisco transformed itself into Gotham City for a day.

The San Francisco Travel Association says the dream come true for one little boy has done wonders for the city's image.

An estimated 13,000 people turned out to the cheer the little caped crusader during his special day. President Obama even got in on the act with his first ever Vine video on Twitter congratulating Miles.

The Make A Wish Foundation says that because of Miles Scott and the city of San Francisco, more people than ever are interested in helping their organization. They have seen a spike in online donations since granting his wish last Friday.

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