"Wasn't that fantastic?" he told Vulture
while promoting his new film "Out of the Furnace." "I looked on the news and I saw this headline and thought, 'What's that?' And I saw all the pictures of him running around and saving people. It's so touching."
"What's his name, Miles?" Bale continued. "He must have been bewildered! Hopefully, later on, he'll be able to look back and say, 'Oh my God, how amazing.'"
He was equally floored by the way in which social media helped spread word of Miles' story and brought people together to cheer him on.
"I'm so far behind the times when it comes to things like that, I'm a dinosaur," he said. "I've never been on Twitter, but how great a thing that it can create something like that! I mean, wonderful. This little kid, oh my God -- what a wonderful day for the little fella! It's just fantastic, seeing all those people who were out there to support it."
Bale, of course, played the Caped Crusader in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. And he's not the only Bruce Wayne incarnation to wish Miles well. Adam West (who played Batman in the 1960s) and Ben Affleck (who'll play him in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel) also tweeted some kind words for their caped counterpart.