If you do the right thing, it sometimes pays off. Just ask Tim Tebow..
The former NFL quarterback and current minor league ball player trying to slug his way into the majors might not be the world’s greatest athlete…but he sure is making a case for being the kindest athlete OFF the field, that’s for sure.
We start with a the St. Lucie Mets’ game against the Charlotte Stone Crabs. While standing in the on-deck circle and getting ready to bat, Tebow decided to go over to the stands and greet an eager young fan.
The fan, Seth Bosch, has autism. He made his way down to the front row, reached through the protective netting and received a handshake from Tebow. Bosch, who celebrated his 10th birthday earlier in the week, triumphantly returned to his seat next to his mom, who was filming the encounter.
Then, Tebow proceeded to step up to the plate and blast a three-run homer. See the footage here..
Seth’s mom, already emotional from the high she received watching her son meet one of his sports heroes, started crying. “How does that happen?” she asked. “I think God brought Seth and Tim together!”
Awesome. And then there’s THIS….Tebow helps a girl with cerebral palsy sing the national anthem…
Want one more? How about this birthday wish for a special fan? 17-year-old Danny Terp asked Tebow to give a video shout-out to his grandma, celebrating her 88th birthday. Tebow, while signing autographs, happily obliged. What Tim didn’t know is that ‘Miss Margaret’ suffered a stroke less than a year ago, and his b-day greeting elicited the first big smile from grandma in months. Check it out..
The cool thing? Tebow isn’t obliged to do ANY of this stuff. He does it because he’s a class act! One can only hope that athletes everywhere take a cue from him. ~ Jason