The sports world can’t help but smile for Ari Schultz.
The 5-year-old Massachusetts boy and avid Boston Red Sox fan had the most amazing reaction upon learning he’d be going home from Boston Children’s Hospital last Friday after 187 days and three heart surgeries.
Schultz’s family recorded the moment they gave him the good news, and young Ari celebrated by turning a hospital play area into his own field of dreams.
The video has gone viral on the internet and garnered attention from Pete Frates, Red Sox president Sam Kennedy and outfielder Andrew Benintendi, who all can’t wait to host the Schultz family at an upcoming Red Sox game.
Here’s hoping Ari, a heart transplant recipient, will be feeling well enough to circle the basepaths in front of a full house at Fenway Park with his hero Xander Bogaerts. There won’t be a dry eye in the house as Ari rounds third and heads for home, hopefully for good this time.