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San Francisco Giants at center of Batkid caper — because even baseball couldn’t resist this feel-good story

Mike Oz
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If you're a person with an Internet connection, it was impossible Friday to miss what will likely go down as the feel-good story of the year — the #SFBatKid, a 5-year-old leukemia patient turned super hero when San Francisco transformed itself into Gotham City.

With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, young Miles Scott had his wish fulfilled to be Batman for a day. Only it happened on such a grand scale that the country fell in love with Batkid, as he traveled Gotham in a Batmobile (a Lamborghini) and thwarted the criminal efforts of The Penguin and The Riddler. Miles even got a shout out from the president on Vine.

[Photos: Batkid takes San Francisco by storm]

Batkid saved a woman chained to a bomb, stopped a bank robbery and then — here's the baseball connection — he went to AT&T Park to save Lou Seal, the mascot of the San Francisco Giants.

That particular story, like all of Batkid's day, unfolded on Twitter:

And then after it was over, even Batkid couldn't resist one of the most simple pleasures in sports:

This wouldn't be the Internet, if the rescue wasn't then mashed up with the old "Batman" theme song:

When everyone was safe and sound, baseball teams and players joined the Giants in showing their appreciation to the hero of the day. Even the Dodgers.

Safe to say that Brandon McCarthy speaks for all of us.

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Mike Oz is an editor for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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