WATCH: Tim Tebow greets autistic boy while on deck, then hits home run
Tim Tebow keeps making headlines for all the right reasons.
Late last month, Tebow made a fan’s dream come true, and he left the on-deck circle to make it happen.
Disclaimer: players don’t leave the on-deck circle, and greeting fans is the furthest thing on their minds. They’re locked into the pitcher, preparing for the next at-bat. They don’t want to be bothered.
But not Tebow. He’s different, you know.
During a game against the Charlotte Stone Crabs in late July, Tebow shook Seth Bosch’s hand through the netting. Bosch, according to the Tampa Bay Times, has high-functioning autism and suffers from neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that produces tumors on nerve tissue. Because he has a tumor behind his right eye, Bosch has a tough time playing sports.
Excited from his handshake with Tebow, Bosch made his way back to his seat and was overcome with tears. But what happened next, brought his mother to tears, too.
“When Seth came back to his seat, he was crying,” Seth Bosch’s mother Ileanna told the Tampa Bay Times. “And then Tim hit the homer. I started crying, too. How does that happen? I think God brought Seth and Tim together.”
The best part about it is Bosch’s mother caught it all on video and shared it on her Facebook page. Enjoy.
After the game, Tebow and Seth met again, and Ileanna shared more photos on her Facebook page.