Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, left, throws the ceremonial first pitch next to Batman before an opening day baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks in San Francisco, April 8, 2014.
Jeff Chiu—AP
By David Winograd
April 8, 2014

The world’s smallest super hero was spotted Tuesday at the San Francisco Giants’ home opener and threw the first pitch. The 5-year old kindergarten student, whose real name is Miles Scott, is in remission from leukemia. He captured the country’s imagination last year when San Francisco and the Make-A-Wish Foundation threw him a daylong adventure, where he got the chance to live out his super hero dreams.

Fans cheered as he ascended the mound and threw the ball to Giants’ pitcher Matt Cain.

Watch the heartwarming event unfold below:

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