Advertisement

Young Yankees fan in tears after Blue Jays supporter hands over home run ball

Click to play video: 'Young Yankees fan overcome with emotion after Jays fan hands him home run ball' Young Yankees fan overcome with emotion after Jays fan hands him home run ball
A young New York Yankees fan was overcome with emotion in a now-viral moment caught on camera during the Blue Jays-Yankees broadcast on Tuesday evening. – May 4, 2022

It turns out there is crying in baseball … and it’s likely the most wholesome thing you’ll see this week.

A young New York Yankees fan was overcome with emotion Tuesday when a generous Toronto Blue Jays supporter caught a home run ball and passed the ball over to the young boy.

The Yankees’ Aaron Judge slugged the home run at the top of the sixth inning, tying up the game. Judge sent the ball soaring into the second deck at Rogers Centre.

Read more: Toronto Blue Jays announcer Buck Martinez to begin cancer treatment, pausing duties

After catching the ball, the Jays fan immediately turned around and handed the ball over to the kid, who was wearing a shirt with Judge’s name on the back.

Story continues below advertisement

The classy gesture clearly meant a lot to the young Yankees fan, as cameras caught his face crumpling with emotion before he reached over to give the Jays fan a big hug of appreciation.

Judge told the New York Daily News he was delighted to hear his ball made it into the hands of a young fan.

“No way,” Judge said. “That’s what’s special about this game. It doesn’t matter what jersey you wear. Everybody appreciates this game. That’s pretty cool. I’ve got to check out that video.”

Baseball fans on social media celebrated the sweet moment, applauding the Jays’ fan for his kindness.

Story continues below advertisement

Story continues below advertisement

The home run marked Judge’s eighth in his last 10 games. He’s now tied with teammate Anthony Rizzo for the most in the league.

The sweet moment was caught on camera and has since gone viral.

Sponsored content