It was hard to read about "Batkid" without getting a bit misty eyed. The 5-year-old leukemia survivor's dreams came true last week as the city of San Francisco came together in a wonderful display of humanity, thanks in large part to the Make A Wish Foundation who helped Batkid nab the Joker, one of Gotham's most notorious villains.
But despite all the goodwill and warm fuzzies, one city official just had to ruin everyone's fun:
San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar - the man who pushed to take the toys out of Happy Meals - couldn't help but snip the fun from Friday's mega-community celebration of Batkid, the 5-year-old leukemia patient getting his Make-A-Wish dream of beingBatman for a day.
He quickly had cause to regret it.
As the whole world watched San Francisco transform itself into Gotham City for littleMiles Scott, Mar tweeted: "Wondering how many 1000s of SF kids living off SNAP/FoodStamps could have been fed from the $$."
Faster than you could say "Holy Social Media," tweeters shot back.
"Denigrating the make a wish program. How incredibly low of you," one said. "Way to be a wet blanket," tweeted another. Most of the other replies weren't printable.
"I probably should have started the tweet with, 'Love the Batkid,' to be clear that I support brave young kids," Mar told us.
A few minutes later, in a hurriedly issued press release, the supervisor said, "I simply wanted to urge that we, as a city, find similar amounts of love, compassion and empathy for children living every day in dire circumstances who, in the vast majority of cases, will not be supported or even recognized by our society."