The world needs more people like Joey Votto. pic.twitter.com/3wg2l4Ob8h
— MLB (@MLB) August 31, 2017
“The world needs more people like Joey Votto,” Major League Baseball’s Twitter account posted on Thursday.
This is a sentiment with which we wholeheartedly concur.
During the seventh inning of Thursday afternoon’s Cincinnati Reds game against the New York Mets, the Reds’ slugger pointed at a young fan as he came up to bat. The fan, according to USA Today, is named Walter Herbert (nicknamed “Superbubz”) — and he is suffering Stage 4 neuroblastoma, a form of pediatric cancer.
Votto came up and promptly crushed the ball — knocking it over the right field fence for a home run.
And after he rounded the bases, Votto went over to Superbubz and gave him a high-five. And then he gave him his bat.
“These are the days you remember when you have the bad days,” said Wally Herbert, Walter’s father, according to USA Today.
Watch above, via MLB.com.
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