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Holy Tear-Jerking Story: Boy With Leukemia Gets to Be Batman for a Day (VIDEO)

by Jacqueline Burt on April 18, 2012 at 4:57 PM

batman adventure wishI heart the Arlington (TX) Police Department! And the Fire Department, and the Lone Star State-based non-profit "A Wish With Wings." I absolutely love these organizations for coming together to make the dreams of an adorable little boy with leukemia come true.

Seven-year-old Kye had a pretty fantastic "adventure wish" -- to be Batman for a day. (Can't say I blame him.) And that's exactly what he got! I'm not talking about some small potatoes caper, either -- I'm talking about a day that started at 10 a.m. with a bank robbery (staged in an actual bank) and went on to include run-ins with villains like The Joker and The Riddler, a "bomb" threat, stacks of fake money ... even patrol car chases.

I'm sure Kye loved every second of his adventure. But personally, my favorite part came at the very end ...

As a grand finale to his day of superheroics, Kye was awarded Key to the City by Assistant Police Chief James Hawthorne.

Oh. My. God. When he takes off his Batman mask and you see that cute little face ... if you're wearing mascara, better hope it's waterproof. I can't even think about it without choking up!

I hope Kye lives a long life filled with many more adventures and many more encounters with real-life superheroes like the people who made his dream come true.

What's your favorite part of this video?

 

Image via arlingtonpolicemedia/YouTube

Filed Under: in the news, inspiring kids, kid health

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  • bills...
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    billsfan1104

    April 18, 2012 at 5:07 PM
    How sweet. I teared up reading the story, because i cannot see the video. How sweet.
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    Pinstripes4

    April 18, 2012 at 5:13 PM
    I'm sniffling, in part because of my happiness for him, but also in envy. But it's primarily the former. I think.
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    Jessica Rey Nicole Ramirez

    April 18, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Anyone else think the damsel in distress part may not have been staged? Either way made me teary that has got to be the best make a wish I've seen.


  • NatAndCo
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    NatAndCo

    April 18, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    I love that the "villains" went all out. They could've phoned it in but its nice to see they really put a lot in it for him. too sweet.


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    jessicasmom1

    April 18, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    aww all these tear jerkers ...SO keeps asking if I am ok lol 


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    jessicasmom1

    April 18, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Sweet thing they did for him!~ 


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    Jerri J Tipton

    April 18, 2012 at 7:06 PM
    This was so touching. It was incredible wonderful to think of all the adults who were so willing to do this for such a cute little boy. And, then we he unmasked, oh my gosh, tears started rolling. Quite a remarkable event. Cudos to all involved.
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    CowboysAngel02

    April 23, 2012 at 1:05 AM
    I teared up just reading this story. So sweet! Love hearing there kinds of stories! What an adorable little boy!
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