A Boston Red Sox fan's gesture Wednesday night received praise after video of him giving a game ball away to a child seated in his area was posted online by Major League Baseball.
When the ballgirl handed the fan the baseball, cameras captured him walk over and hand the ball to a kid in his section.
#THIS. It’s for you. https://t.co/Iyq2XdULuQ— MLB (@MLB) 1435197943.0
"Ah, isn't that nice!" one of the sportscasters commented.
Others chimed in with their comments.
@MLB that's why baseball is the nations greatest past time and why I love this game— bugjrod (@bugjrod) 1435198711.0
@MLB that young man is raised right 👏👏👏— Johnny Kuhn Sr (@Johnny Kuhn Sr) 1435198217.0
@MLB ＃THIS He is real gentleman.— Yukio 🏒 ⚾ 🏈🍺U (@Yukio 🏒 ⚾ 🏈🍺U) 1435198083.0
The video was tweeted by MLB Wednesday evening and had amassed nearly 2,000 retweets at the time of publication.
The Red Sox ultimately won the game, defeating the Baltimore Orioles by a score of 5-1.
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