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A Nice Thing: Boy With Leukemia Gets To Be Batman For A Day

Gabe Delahaye | April 17, 2012 - 12:30 pm

Kye, a 7-year-old boy suffering from Leukemia, has always wanted to be Batman because he might have a debilitating disease but he’s not an idiot. Everyone wants to be Batman. But, so, the Arlington, Texas police and fire departments, along with non-profit group “A Wish With Wings” created a very special day for Kye, complete with actors, fake bombs, staged bank robberies, a film crew, and a key to the city given to Kye by the mayor. It’s nice! The one thing it does make you think about is the fact that all kids should get something like this at some point in their lives. OK, maybe not all kids, but most kids. That evil rich fat kid from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure doesn’t get one. (Or maybe he gets one most of all!) I guess it gets tricky if you start deciding that some kids get it and some don’t, but maybe when Romney wins the election he can disband Obama’s Death Panels and set them up deciding which needy kids get to be Batman for a day. No offense to Kye, but like, there are lots of kids who aren’t staring down the barrel of a death gun who could still use a single afternoon of magic and wish fulfillment to remind them that life is worth living and that the world is still a place filled with possibility. Today we are all Batman, etc.

Not really sure why there’s that one adult-sized Batman tagging along. The fuck out of here, Big Batman. Kye is on this. When asked how he felt about his adventure, Kye responded: “”I just want to say — that was fun,” which is the absolutely 100 percent correct answer. Classic Kye. Classic Batman. (Via HuffingtonPost.)