Early in the game, Kansas City outfielder MJ Melendez tossed a ball into the right field stands. A fan caught the ball and after his initial excitement, he tossed the ball to a kid sitting in front of him. As we saw with an Aaron Judge home run in Toronto, giving a baseball to a kid is never a bad idea. And if the story stopped there, it would already be great. But the story didn’t stop there. It only got better.
Later in the game, Jared Walsh hit a home run to the same part of the bleachers The kid’s father came up with the ball and quickly gave it to his son. After some excitement of his own, the kid saw a perfect opportunity to repay the generosity.
Baseball is just the best, example 3,574,196: pic.twitter.com/1wKyKWQNWm
— MLB (@MLB) June 22, 2022
The whole exchange caused the hearts of many MLB fans to melt.
— kennedi landry (@kennlandry) June 22, 2022
This is just awesome https://t.co/Dj1hNTuaze
— jon kolnoski (@jonkolnoski) June 22, 2022
Really cool. I love baseball! https://t.co/7tDCNvvLFt
— Sam R. Hall (@samrhall) June 22, 2022
this is what is about.. I hope they talk after the game and become friends! https://t.co/BELmXWluu1
— Ben W. (@mntwins020733) June 22, 2022
Love this https://t.co/I9Mfyw4uuv
— Kieran Yap (@KaptinYap) June 22, 2022
I’m not sure I could love this more than I do. https://t.co/JiIiKBrvvm
— Josh G. (@Jwg1213) June 22, 2022
The best – from both of them. https://t.co/nrGgwv7N58
— Lionel Bienvenu (@lionelbienvenu) June 22, 2022
If this exchange doesn’t bring a smile to your face, nothing will.
It does not get much better than this. These two fans provided a perfect pair of moments. We only hope that the Angels see it and find some way to recognize it.