The mass killings that occurred Friday morning at the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado served as a tragic reminder that villains exist in the real world, not just in Gotham City.
James Holmes, a 24-year-old student from the University of Colorado, allegedly showed up in head-to-toe protective gear and opened fire on a packed and unsuspecting theater full of people, killing 12 and injuring another 59.
Social media users are calling for a hero.
Since late yesterday, Facebook pages, videos and petitions have been popping up all over the web urging actor Christian Bale to pay a visit to recovering victims of the massacre – dressed in his Batman suit.
Many of those wounded in the incident were children and teenagers who are avid fans of the franchise. A visit from the The Dark Knight would presumably bring a smile to their faces, and perhaps remind them that heros can be just as real as villains.
Those interested in taking action need only spread the word. The power of social media as a collective voice is undeniable.
Do you think Batman will rise to the occasion? Let us know in the comments.
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