Let it never be said that professional athletes don’t take care of their fans. During a Major League Baseball game between the San Francisco Giant and the Los Angeles Dodgers, LA star player Matt Kemp made a visit to a disabled fan in the stands.
Steve Jones brought his son Joshua, a Dodgers fan, to the game. They were sitting front row at AT&T park in San Francisco, when Jones struck up a conversation with the Dodgers’ third base coach, according to Yahoo! Sports. He explained to the man that his son had cancer and was unable to speak, but was a big Dodgers fan and his favorite player was Kemp.
Following the game, which the Dodgers lost, Kemp made his way over to Joshua to sign a ball the coach had given him. After he handed the ball over, Kemp then also passed along the hat, jersey and shoes he was wearing, leaving him in pants, an undershirt and socks. A friend of Joshua’s recorded the moment on his phone and uploaded it to YouTube, where it went viral.
“I didn’t know that anybody was filming it,” Kemp says, “It’s just something I felt probably would have cheered him up a little bit.” It certainly did, as Joshua posted a photo of the gear to Instagram with the message, “Thanks Matt. I will never forget that moment!!!”
Check out the video before. Warning: It contains very brief foul language: