Man, that last bit is lovely. That final image of Bats and Gordon standing there smiling just sums up the relationship so well. I read something once saying that one of the reasons Gordon respects and values his friendship with Batman so much is because he represents a road that he himself could have taken - basically, that the two are similar enough that, given different circumstances, Gordon could've been the crimefighter and Batman could've been the cop. I was reminded of that here. It really is a friendship of equals. And I know it's already been said, but it's always nice to see a good example of Batman's good relationship with kids.