John Buck Consoles Matt Harvey in Mets Dugout, Pulls Him In for Heartwrenching Hug (GIF)

Sometimes you just need a hug, and Monday night Matt Harvey really needed a hug.

After discovering he had partially torn a ligament in his throwing elbow, the 24-year-old’s spectacular rookie season came to an abrupt, devastating end. The Mets ace, who started the All-Star Game, was leading the National League in strikeouts and had recorded a 2.27 ERA on the season, was deservedly upset, but he had someone who was there for him.

Teammate and friendĀ John Buck did what Mets fans everywhere wanted to do — no, he didn’t cry — pulling Harvey in for the head pat and hug.

Check out the saddest hug of the season in the GIF below, with a hat tip to Cut 4.

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