PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – If you looked at the Phillies game on Wednesday night, you may have experienced a brief moment of friendliness. It was all thanks to a foul by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
A 9-year-old boy was caught in front of the camera when he picked up this foul. Without thinking, he gave it to another boy whom he believed he wanted more than he did.
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It was the top of The Fifth Inning, as Dodger's infielder David Freese hit the ball in the stands. Both boys ran, including Frankie McLaughlin from Northeast Philly.
"I saw him running and did not know it was him," Frankie said.
But the 11-year-old was a second too late.
"I thought," Oh, damn, I missed it, "Frankie said.
The other boy, Easton's 9-year-old Jayden Ham, came to the ball first. But Jayden already had another foulball and did not think twice about giving Frankie that right.
"He was very excited. His mother laughed because she was excited. And he was like & # 39; thank you, brother & # 39; & # 39 ;, said Jayden.
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So when Als Frankie returned, he embraced Jayden, whom he had never met. It warmed the hearts of the fans who saw the game at home.
"It feels good," Jayden said.
And on Thursday Eyewitness News learned that it was Jayden's first game. Now, the friendliness between the two children has created a new friendship.
"If you've never been to a game before, you would not give a ball to a random kid." You would keep it. Even if you had two, you know? It's still very nice, even though it was not his first game to give a ball to another kid, "said Frankie.
Jayden told us the Phillies gave him another ball after his good deed. Both guys say they want their baseball signed by Bryce Harper. Harper says he is open for a meeting with his two biggest fans.
The Phillies have asked both boys to offer them free tickets for another game.