Network cameras weren’t around, just someone on a smart phone recording from a few seats over. While no one was paying attention Dodgers’ star Matt Kemp went out of his way to make a fan’s day.
In an age of super egos inflating with each $100 million contract thrown their way, it’s rare to see big name baseball players interact with fans.
Joshua Jones and his father, Steve Jones were at a Dodgers/Giants game in San Francisco sitting up front when Steve struck up a conversation with the 3rd base coach, Tim Wallach and told him that his son (who is wheelchair bound) is very sick. Kemp is Joshua’s favorite player, and Wallach had a ball brought to him.
Later Wallach told Kemp about Joshua, and when the game ended in a losing effort for the Dodgers, Kemp wanted to meet the ailing boy who is such a big fan.
What happened next is nothing short of brilliant. Have tissues ready.