If you're in Washington, D.C. Friday and find yourself in danger, don't fret — Super Kaheem will save the day.
Kaheem, a 5-year-old from Maryland fighting leukemia, reportedly told the Make-A-Wish Foundation he wanted to help people. He was not identified by last name in the press, but on Friday, he'll achieve his goals, traveling around the city dressed as a superhero to take on special missions as adoring fans cheer him on.
Kaheem made a stop at Fox 5 News Friday morning before heading to the Capital Wheel at the National Harbor to help Santa Claus and taking a spin on the local fire department's boat, DCist reported. He then went to the Capitol building, where he received clues from House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., and solved the case of the missing flag.
"We can’t thank Super Kaheem enough for coming to help us," Ryan said in a Thursday news release. "But we don’t just need Super Kaheem’s help, we need his spirit, which reminds us that nothing is more rewarding than helping others, especially at this time of year. This will be a magical day, and we are truly honored to be part of it."
There were hundreds of people tracking Kaheem's achievements both in person and on social media. On Twitter, athletes from teams like the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins, Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals and D.C. United posted photos with signs honoring Kaheem. Followers were supporting Kaheem by using the hashtags #KaheemSavesDC and #SuperKaheem.
Kaheem's story may remind readers of Batkid, the alter ego of Miles Scott, a 5-year-old who beat cancer in 2013 and was at the center of a massive Make-A-Wish project in San Francisco. With the help of local officials, Batkid saved a damsel in distress, stopped a bank robbery and got a key to the city, KTVU reported.
"That day, all of you were heroes to us," Make-A-Wish wrote on its website after the event. "You were part of his wish and each of you who were there or who followed it online or through the media got to experience the magical power of a wish come true."
Miles recently turned 8, and he's still in remission.