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Superheroes do exist. The Make-A-Wish Foundation outdid itself for five-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott, who wanted to be Batman for a day. Outfitted with a Batman uniform, he rolled up in San Francisco in a Batmobile—accompanied by grownup Batman—and cruised the city solving crimes set up for the occasion. At day's end, he was awarded a chocolate key to the city and dubbed #Batkid the world over.

The story won traction in part because of help from Clever Girls Collective, which partnered with Make-A-Wish to develop a social strategy worthy of the event. Read about that here. And to start Friday feeling good, here's a gallery of 20 Batkid Instagram pictures that capture the day's magic.

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Angela Natividad is a social media strategist, copywriter, and journalist based in Paris. A Bay Area native and lover of vending machine candies, she co-founded and is a frequent guest on marketing podcast The Beancast. You can follow her on Twitter at @luckthelady.