Top Batkid Tweets

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you should by now have encountered the wonderful heartwarming tale of 5 year-old Miles Scott aka Batkid.

Miles is in remission from leukemia, he’s had it tough so far in life so the Make A Wish Foundation decided to make his dream come true to be Batman.

The events played out in San Francisco on Friday. Batkid had a very busy day saving  a woman who was taken hostage, tacking the Riddler and the Penguin all the while urged on a cheering flashmob.

Social media is often discounted as idle time wasting, but these kind of events show how our loose online connections can help us achive things that would simply have been impossible beforehand.

 

Even Obama Joined In 

As Batkid fever swept the country even President Obama joined in.

 

 Social Media Exploded With Batkid Memes And Tweets

 

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Celebrities Got In On The Batkid Action

 

“Batkid. Best Batman ever,” tweeted Ben Affleck on Saturday afternoon.

“San Francisco ! You magnificent bastards. #batkid” @CraigyFerg

DJI’s Favorite Tweets

  • “#BatKid just makes my heart explode. What a little bundle of joy!”  @alexavega
  • “Everyone thought they were helping #batkid today. Truth is, he was helping us. The world was a better place, if just for a little while.” @CrewCutter
  • “Why does it take a child’s illness for us to go the extra mile & then some for kids? We should be doing this for ALL kids EVERY day.”  @angelialevy
  • #BatKid is my hero! He saved Gotham City from the Riddler and Penguin AND he saved the rest of us from forgetting who we can still be.” @FourSunflowers

 

Hats Off To San Fransisco

Hats off the city of San Franciso and the Make A Wish Foundation for creating such a wonderful good news story.

And best wishes to Miles Scott and his family. I’m sure you will all cherish these memories for many many years to come along with half the planet too!

You can donate here to make other kids wishes come true.

 

 

 

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Chris Hadfield Joins The Movember Team

I spotted on Mashable that Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has signed up to play his part in the Movember campaign to raise awareness of mens health issues.

Chris is the proud owner of the finest mustache mankind has ever sent into orbit so it’s fitting that he is involved in the Movember fund raising efforts that feature mustaches throughout the month of November.

YouTube videos make a humerous play on the informational videos that Chris made while he was in space. He is seen back on earth making videos about how gravity will pour milk into your cereal bowl and other mundane topics. It’s all in good humor, for a good cause and totally worth checking out.

But when it came to the cruch I couldn’t mention Chris without posting his amazing cover version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity recorded on the international space station.

This video still blows me away and it’s almost 19 million hits on youtube are way too small for my liking.

Ain’t it funny that we can send a man into space with all that technology and ingenuity but one of the coolest things he can do there is whip out his six string and sing a pop song.

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