The city of San Francisco shelled out $105,000 turning itself into Gotham for the now-famous Batkid, who captured national attention last Friday as the Leukemia stricken-boy whose one wish was to be a super hero.
Most of the money was spent renting a sound-system, video screens, and other last-minute equipment rentals to accommodate the massive crowd that gathered at City Hall to watch Batkid, AKA Miles Scott, receive a chocolate key to the city, the Associated Press reports. The city hopes to recoup some of the costs from private donations. A spokeswoman for the mayor’s office said that costs would have been even higher if many vendors hadn’t donated their services.
The Make-a-Wish foundation organized the event for little five-year-old Miles, and even Christian Bale of Dark Knight fame said he was touched.
You’d think Batkid could have used some of the money from thwarting the Riddler’s bank heist. But no, he would never.