The web has surprised us once again with amazing viral moments.
Miles Scott, aka “Batkid,” and filmmaker Dana Nachman have teamed with crowd funding site IndieGogo for the documentary “Batkid Begins,” a film that follows Scott as he turned San Francisco into Gotham City for a day.
Batkid, who has battled leukemia for most of his young life, joined the Make A Wish Foundation last year for the event that featured thousands of supporters, Police Chief Greg Suhr, Mayor Ed Lee, and a video message from President Obama.
The inspirational moment reminds us and Nissan’s ‘BLVD of Dreams’ of other great viral moments that leave you reaching for the Kleenex.
Check out some of the best viral moments below.
1. Dog Cries After Being Reunited With Solider (2011)
One look at this reunion will have you feeling oh-so fuzzy inside. A solider from Afghanistan was reunited with her family, including her dog, who cried tears of joy after seeing her owner.
2. Mom With Three Kids Gets Three Degrees
Single mother of three, Deanna Jordan graduated this year from UCLA with three degrees. After her third child, Jordan decided to secure her future by attending college. The proud mom inspired many by getting two Bachelors Degrees and her Masters Degree in African-American studies.
3. 10-Year-Old Graduates From High School
No, that isn’t a middle school degree. Ten-year-old prodigy Tanishq Abraham got his high school degree last month and is already taking college classes. Abraham’s family had a hunch about their little boy, but an IQ test confirmed their thoughts. The news inspired President Obama, as he sent Abraham a letter praising him for his hard work.
4. Band Plays For Injured Fan From SXSW
Mason Endres planned to see one of her favorite bands as she headed to the annual SXSW in March. After a man drove his car into a crowd, killing four people, Endres was one of the 20 that sustained injures from the accident. Folk indie-rock band Jared and the Mill paid a visit to Endres in the hospital and performed her favorite songs. Watch the touching video here.
5. Family Dress As Superheroes For Cancer Patient’s Funeral
Brayden Denton lost his life battling brain cancer, but received the best gift ever from his family. The five-year-old was a big Spiderman fan and loved his comics so much that his uncles and cousins dressed up as other famous superheroes at his funeral. Learn more about his story here.
6. Lowe’s Employees Fix Veteran’s Wheelchair
A double amputee veteran was extremely happy when a group of Lowe’s employees fixed his broken wheelchair – no questions asked. Michael Sulsona was previously rejected by the Veterans Administration for a request for a new wheelchair. After shopping in Lowe’s, his wheelchair broke down. After David, Marcus, and Souleyman, (above) fixed his chair, Sulsona wrote a letter to the company expressing his gratitude for the gesture. [The Daily Signal]
7. People Raise Money For Homeless Woman After She Was Arrested For Leaving Children In Car For Job Interview
A homeless woman arrested for leaving her children in a car during a job interview captured the hearts of the country with her tragic story. Amanda Bishop started a fundraiser to help pay for Shanesha Taylor’s legal fees but after the story went viral, over $100,000 was raised in the span of a few weeks. Check out her story here. [Fox Now]
8. Pilot Buys Pizza For Passengers After Being Stuck On Plane
Frontier pilot Gerhard Bradner was stuck with his 160 passengers during a layover in Wyoming. Because of a storm, the passengers were grounded on the tarmac for more than two hours. Bradner called up Domino’s and ordered over 30 pizzas for his very hungry passengers.
9. Khloe Kardashian, La La Anthony and More Team Up With Game To Donate $20,000 to Family Of Slain Woman
Rapper Game has reached out his charitable hand time and time again with his Robin Hood Project, so much so that he’s involved his celebrity friends La La Anthony, Khloe Kardashian and T.D.E. executive Anthony ‘Top Dawg’ Tiffith to raise $20,000 for the family of slain mother of five, Martha Sanchez. In 2013, the Bay Area resident was fatally shot during a robbery. Game planned to raise $1 million for the family by the end of Christmas. Check out the rest of the story here. [The Daily News]
10. Adreian Payne and Lacy Holsworth Win Over America With Friendship
Michigan State’s Adreian Payne and his biggest fan, the late Lacy Holsworth, shared a special relationship. Holsworth and Payne hung out at games coloring, playing basketball, and watching TV. Holsworth, who was battling nerve cancer, met Payne during the basketball team’s trip to the hospital. After Holsworth asked Payne to stick around, their friendship was born. Check out more of their heartwarming story here. [Bleacher Report]
11. Waiter Gets $1000 From Generous Customer
A waiter from Albany, New York was left speechless after his customer left him a $1,000 tip. Michael Shaft was serving the unidentified couple for the man’s 47th birthday. Shaft was so happy that he split the tip with his co-workers and used the rest to get his car fixed. Talk about paying it forward! [Times Union]
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