This baseball story is the stuff movies are made of

Ten year old Nico Sapienza has a nervous system genetic disorder called spinal muscular atrophy and has a pretty tough life. Through the Make A Wish Foundation he got to meet his favorite baseball player Boston Red Sox slugger Mookie Betts before Friday’s game against Boston’s arch rival New York Yankees, sometimes called the biggest rivalry in sports.

“I’m a really big fan of baseball and the Red Sox, and I really wanted to meet Mookie Betts because he is my favorite player” Nico said.

During his meet up he also got to chat it up with some other players and got a personal tour of historic Fenway Park and was given souvenirs to take home. In what would surely have seemed a reckless thing had it not worked out, Mookie also promised to hit a home run for the kid. Well, he hit three.

That kid must have had the greatest day any ten year old kid could ever wish for.

Not much to discuss I suppose, but it’s such a cool story!

No matter the sport nor country, it is good to see sportsmen and sportswomen giving back like the above.

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