Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp did more than just help out a disabled fan who wanted to meet the superstar player.
Instead of just spending a moment with the fan after a game, Kemp gave the boy his game-used jersey, hat, and shoes at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Kemp's charitable actions were recorded by one of the boy's best friends.
The video starts with Kemp walking over to where the fan is sitting and asking for a pen. Kemp signs a ball that the fan hands to him and while the family is thanking him for stopping by, Kemp takes things a step further.
According to the video’s description, “Matt Kemp is sucha great person. He came over after the game and made one of my best friends night :) he's fighting a tough battle and this was sucha great gift by Matt Kemp! I'll never forget this.” The video’s uploader provides a couple more details about the gesture.
The family had pooled their money to get seats along third base, and Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach said he would try to see if Kemp could stop by after the game.
The Dodgers were swept in the weekend three-game series against the Giants, and are in the middle of a five-game losing streak. Kemp, who finished second in MVP voting in 2011, is currently batting just .265 with one home run. In 2012, he suffered a late-season shoulder injury and previously sat out roughly two months with a hamstring injury.
Kemp’s kind act has drawn plenty of praise in the YouTube comments field.
Charles Poladian joined IBTimes in October 2012 and, when not reporting on all things topical, can be found reading or photographing concerts.