Young Boy Selflessly Gives Ball Thrown Into Stands to Even Younger Fan

How’s this for the Start of Manliness? At a recent MLB game, a Milwaukee Brewer tossed a baseball into the stands and a young fan, Nicholas, caught it. But upon seeing an even younger fan sitting dejected for having not gotten the ball himself, he handed it over to him. Nice! Watch the video.

This young chap could teach this grown woman a thing or two. Holy smokes-this video made me slap my forehead in amazement!

Hat tip to Steve S. for this link.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Travis Sevilla July 22, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Wow, what a class act! Hope this washes off on everyone who saw it.

Tim July 22, 2011 at 12:57 pm

I watched this happen live. It was really cool to see. I’m glad the Diamondbacks gave him an autographed bat (signed by All Star Justin Upton).

C.G. July 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I loved watching this video. There are so many great lessons it’s hard to list them all. But I especially like how the younger kid looked really sad when he didn’t get the ball; it showed real emotion for the game and the keepsake that we all wish we had the chance to get.

Even better than the look on his face (not to say it was good but powerfully emotional) was the look on the older kid’s face when he found out it wasn’t intended for him. He listened and rather directly gave the ball away. It’s as if he didn’t even think twice about giving it away — and you saw how excited he was when he first got it.

Travis is right… Class act.

Travis Clemens July 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Souvenirs like that are great, but in the end, it’s just a baseball. If giving a baseball to somebody else makes their day, then hand it on over. It’s all about the memories anyway, and that day is all the more special for the gentlemanly behavior.

To see that level of class in one so young is amazing. It really made my day.

Rob Domitrovich July 23, 2011 at 3:01 am

This kid is awesome. His parents should be proud. That was a class act move and he was rewarded for doing the right thing. This is being celebrated the correct way and should serve as a phenomenal example for everyone.

gigi July 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm

A class act! His parents must be so proud!

Ian July 25, 2011 at 9:25 am

The woman video makes me wish for public shaming. Stop the whole baseball game, put her on camera, and approach her to recover the ball. Shame those idiots who are with her too. Seriously, a high-five?

Anna July 25, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Well done, young sir.

Drew Danburry July 26, 2011 at 11:30 am

This is awesome. I love good stories, especially when they are true stories.

Dave Myers July 27, 2011 at 9:24 am

Just good common decency. This young man is getting off to a great start in life.

Brandon Bretl July 28, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Bravo junior! That’s as manly as it gets.

Brandon Bretl February 10, 2015 at 6:38 pm

We’ve been using this example in our Leadership training to make two important points:

1. Real leader thinks first of others
2. Anyone can be a real leader

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