Quotes from Obama, Harbaugh About 5-year-old ‘Batkid’ in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 5-year-old leukemia patient’s wish to be Batkid was fulfilled Friday in San Francisco with help from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city. As Miles Scott dressed in a Batman costume battled the Penguin and the Riddler and solved “crimes” around the city, he attracted attention in the region and from around the country. Here’s what was said as word of his exploits spread:

“Way to go Miles, way to save Gotham!” — President Barack Obama

“It’s wonderful, wonderful. It’s great for the youngster and it’s great for the city of San Francisco and the whole region. Saving lives for the day, I love it. It’s so good. A good deed in a weary world.” __ San Francisco 49ers’ Head Coach Jim Harbaugh

“All the doctors, nurses and all the other parents that have to deal with the same thing we’re going through. I hope they get a conclusion to their illnesses like we’re getting.” — Nick Scott, Batkid’s father, to KGO-TV

“When you have an illness, it’s very important to know you have a support system. I have an extremely strong support system, and I hope he does too. He’s such a little hero.” — Gina Futrell, 51, Batkid supporter with multiple sclerosis who was among thousands who turned out to see him at San Francisco’s Union Square

“This has turned into a full-blown phenomenon.” San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr

“Thanks for saving Gotham.” — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein

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