With Judge’s New York Yankees trailing the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 in the sixth inning, Judge launched a long ball into the second deck of Toronto’s Rogers Centre to tie the game. That’s when things got great. A Blue Jays fan initially came up with the ball and even briefly put his arms up to celebrate. Then, he noticed a young boy sitting in the row behind him. The youngster was not only a Yankees fan, but was also wearing a Judge jersey.
The man who came up with the ball promptly handed it to the Judge fan, prompting a truly heartwarming reaction.
Enjoy the kindness. 🥺
Aaron Judge and this very generous Blue Jays fan made this kid's night! pic.twitter.com/qgFe9j8BTX
— MLB (@MLB) May 4, 2022
Good luck watching that without at least getting a little choked up.
Unsurprisingly, the man who gave the ball up was met with universal praise.
This is how an adult who catches a ball at a game should act. Look around and find the most deserving young fan to give it to. They will cherish that ball and remember your act of kindness forever. Love it! https://t.co/E8aX9UZi7U
— Evan Moore 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@MooreHoops727) May 4, 2022
This right here is a huge part of what makes this game so great. Major props to that Bluejays fan for giving that kid a memory he'll cherish forever. #BiggerThanTheGame #MLB #Yankees https://t.co/tlSIyBczki
— Keith Delgado (@KGD1021) May 4, 2022
Not me hysterical crying over this 😭 how could you not be romantic about baseball 🥺 https://t.co/MCBLuhhpzY
— nic || entropy dev (@nicmarinello) May 4, 2022
Canadians rock https://t.co/gPQLCYpce4
— Ottavino’d (@garbage_mets) May 4, 2022
— The Cold Wire (@thecoldwire) May 4, 2022
— Tim and Friends (@timandfriends) May 4, 2022
What a true gem of a human. https://t.co/UgDr22W0vI
— Jerod Smalley (@JerodNBC4) May 4, 2022
It just doesn’t get much better than this. Occasionally, a home run ball might be a record-setter and worth some money. But outside of those occassions and maybe a player’s first long ball (or some other milestone), finding a kid to give the ball to is never a bad idea.