It’s not often you walk away from a baseball game with a ball in hand. Catching a foul ball is incredibly difficult, and getting one from a sideline patrolling ball-person only works if you paid to sit close to the action.
That’s why we’re touched by what happened at the Miami Marlins game Sunday. At some point during the game, a young fan received a ball from his dad. We’re not entirely sure if it was a foul ball, or if his dad went and purchased the ball during the contest.
Instead of keeping the ball for himself, the young boy decided to give the ball away to a young female fan sitting close to him.
The young female fan pumps her fist and flashes the biggest smile ever upon receiving the gift. There is genuine joy on her face when she realizes she’s going to be leaving the game with a baseball. If that doesn’t melt your heart, you must be some kind of emotionless robot.
It was an incredibly touching moment, and it reminds us why we love the game. These two young fans also appear to enjoy the game, and hopefully this is the type of experience that will make them life-long fans.
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