Back on Nov. 28, the Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletic were involved in a stunning trade that saw Brett Lawrie and three minor leaguers moved to the Oakland in exchange for All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson. The deal caught nearly everyone off guard, including many of Donaldson’s now former A’s teammates, who were understandably confused and annoyed that a team leader was moving on.
However, as we learned soon after the deal, A’s players weren’t the only ones struggling to understand and accept it. No one took the trade harder than a 6-year-old Blue Jays fan named Amelia, who was nearly inconsolable after learning Brett Lawrie was leaving Toronto.
Her father recorded her tearful reaction and posted it on YouTube, which we understand not everyone is comfortable with. But the video went viral anyway, and it caught the attention of Lawrie himself.
To show his appreciation, while back home in British Columbia, which is also where Amelia and her family reside, Lawrie took time from a busy schedule on Friday to pay Amelia a surpise visit and say thank you.