The Braves were facing the Philadelphia team at their home field, Truist Park, on Friday when Freeman hit a home run right to young Joshua Scott, who was watching the game with his dad, 詹姆士.
In a video of the moment, Joshua missed catching the ball by inches — causing it to fall in the bullpen. 然而, after several tries, he finally caught the ball thrown to him from the ground.
But Joshua then did the unexpected: he gave the ball to a fan who was wearing a Freeman jersey. The exchange, which was captured by Bally Sports, went viral.
During Sunday’s game, the Braves organization planned a special surprise for the Scott’s to reward Joshua for his gesture.
The father and son were taken down to the side of the field, where they found themselves face-to-face with Freeman. The star athlete presented Joshua with a baseball autographed by both Freddie and Bryce Harper, a famed Phillies player.
“I know you’re a Phllies fan,” Freeman said. “I saw your video and had to meet you. I know you missed it (the homerun ball), but I got you a ball signed by me and Bryce Harper …You don’t have to catch that one.”
The Braves shared a video of the moment 在推特上
The Phillies organization also rewarded Joshua for his kindness
, and sent him home with some signed Phillies gear
, according to MLB reporter Jon Heyman.