Batkid: The Superhero of Compassion

Miles Scott, a 5-year-old boy whose leukemia is in remission, is a huge Batman fan, and his dream came true when the city of San Francisco transformed into Gotham to fulfill his wish to be Batman for a day.

He stopped traffic in the Bay last November with his appearance as Batkid during a Make-a-Wish Foundation event, threw the ceremonial first pitch at a Giants game recently to raucous cheers.

To learn more about Batkid click here to watch a short video

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Miles stood next to Batman today to toss the ball at the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks game in San Francisco, arriving, of course, in the Batmobile. Credit: Jeff Chiu/AP Photo


What I personally find most moving about this whole story is that it reveals our desire for good, our desire to help others, our longing to make someone who is suffering feel better.

That is a beautiful thing. It is a strength - a virtue.

The virtue of compassion - the strength to be aware of the needs of others and the desire to help them.

Sometimes compassion is looked on as a "not so important virtue", something to focus on later ...

But imagine if every kid on your team, every adult in your school or organization ... was just a little more compassionate - your world would be magnificently different.

Let's coach and teach compassion.

Virtue = Strength, Lou Judd 
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