Young Baseball Fan Just Might Restore Your Faith in Humanity (VIDEO)Serge Bielanko
But this time things are different.
When Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Gerardo Parra tossed a foul ball at some kids the other night at Phoenix’s Chase Field, he had no idea that it would result in cameras capturing one of the coolest, classiest moments of life in America in 2013.
Basically what happened, according to an account over at Yahoo! Sports, is that the baseball fell fairly into the hands of one young boy while another even younger boy (and the possible intended target of Parra’s throw) ended up back in his seat, broken-hearted. Game cameras quickly noticed that the poor little fellow’s head was bowed and he seemed genuinely upset about his missed once-in-a-lifetieme chance to grab a ball from a player on his favorite team.
Any man, woman, or child who has ever loved the game of baseball will certainly understand how a youngster could certainly react that way.
But that was just the beginning.
A little time goes by and before long yet another young fan, wearing the team hat of the visiting Giants no less, is caught by the cameras tapping our sullen friend on the shoulder and, get this, presenting him with a souvenir silver baseball that he went and bought with his own money after witnessing the events near his seat.
The father of the sad kid (now pretty happy) pumps the young stranger’s hand, and I suspect he was himself somewhat blown away by what had just happened.
Can you believe that?
Doesn’t it just make you want to cry and pump your fist in the air and listen to the Rocky theme song really loudly as you run down the street handing out twenties to anyone and everyone??!! (Okay,okay… maybe not that very last part, but still.)
Ultimately, even the Diamondbacks get in on things and send out a game ball for the generous young Giants fan.
It’s a video worth going viral.
So watch this thing a couple of times and smile. Then pass it around and make the world a slightly better place through baseball.
Info Source: Yahoo! Sports
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