Dear Commons Community,
The Toronto Blue Jays may have lost to the New York Yankees last night, but a Toronto fan won the day on social media with a simple act of kindness. See the video above.
The moment came in the sixth inning, when Yankees slugger Aaron Judge tied the game at 1 with a 427-foot homer to the second deck in left field. A Blue Jays fan caught the ball, but instead of tossing it back onto the field or keeping it for himself, the fan handed it to a nearby child who was wearing a Yankees cap and a Judge T-shirt.
As the footage shows, the kid was deeply appreciative:
“That’s what’s special about this game,” Judge said afterward when told about the moment, according to Yahoo Sports Canada. “It doesn’t matter what jersey you wear, everybody appreciates this game and that’s pretty cool.”
The Yankees ultimately won, 9-1, the team’s 11th consecutive victory.
Great gesture by the Blue Jays fan!