Boy battling cancer receives surprise visit from Batman

ALBANY, IN (NBC) - A seven-year-old boy in Indiana who has been battling brain cancer for over a year received a very special surprise visit from one of his favorite superheroes.

Batman pulled up to Albany Elementary in his Batmobile to spend some time with Christian Daughtery.

The Dark Knight entered the school's auditorium where he greeted Christian with a warm hug.

The seven-year-old has undergone four brain surgeries since being diagnosed with cancer.

This surprise visit by Batman was aimed at lifting Christian's spirits before he goes in for an MRI scan.