MLB player offers surprise gift to ailing Dodgers fan -

MLB player offers surprise gift to ailing Dodgers fan

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By John Bailey By John Bailey

( – An act of kindness from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp was caught on video, and is now an Internet sensation.


Following a loss to the Giants in which Kemp made the last out, he walked over to a young fan in seats along the third base line.

According to Yahoo! Sports, the boy- Joshua Jones- has cancer and his father had told the Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach that Kemp was his son’s favorite player.

Kemp came out of the dugout following the game and walked over to Joshua and his father.

In a video captured by Joshua’s friend Tommy Schultz, the center fielder extended his hand over the fence, took a baseball Joshua held in his hand and then shook hands with his father.

Kemp then signed the ball, and handed it back to Joshua to scattered cheers and applause. Those cheers grew to a roar as onlookers watched Kemp take of his hat, jersey and cleats and hand them all to the boy. According to Yahoo, Joshua is unable to speak due to his illness.

As Kemp signed the ball, he beamed with happiness. By the time the Dodger star walked away, with no jersey, hat or shoes, Joshua was in stunned silence. 

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