The stars at Fenway Park usually play between the foul lines, but on one night in September, a young fan in the stands stole the show.
In the fourth inning of the Boston Red Sox’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, a foul ball made its way into the hands of a 12-year-old boy named Ryan in the front row. He could have easily kept the ball for himself, but NESN cameras caught him handing it to the girl behind him in an adorable display of generosity.
It was one of the most touching moments of the season, and apparently the folks at MLB.com agreed, as Ryan’s gesture earned him a GIBBY (Greatness in Baseball Yearly) Award as MLB’s Cut4 Topic of the Year.
Ultimately, though, no one was a match for Ryan, who so impressed NESN broadcasters Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy that they sent sideline reporter Gary Striewski to the stands to interview him and present him with a gift bag.
Naturally, he gave some of the items to the girl behind him. Well done, kid.