In the middle of a tense game between AL East rivals, a Toronto Blue Jays fan had the presence of mind to turn a game-tying home run by New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge into a heart-tugging moment.
With the Blue Jays holding a 1-0 lead in the top of the sixth inning, Judge hit a soaring solo home run into the second deck at Rogers Centre. A fan in the front row wearing a Blue Jays hat retrieved the ball and -- instead of throwing it back on the field in disgust -- turned around to find a young Yankees fan wearing a Judge shirt ... and handed him the home run ball.
His reaction was priceless.
Enjoy the kindness. 🥺
Aaron Judge and this very generous Blue Jays fan made this kid's night! pic.twitter.com/qgFe9j8BTX
— MLB (@MLB) May 4, 2022
You don't often see fans of two MLB teams exchange a hug, with some tears also involved, during the middle of a game.
But it was a moment that both fans will long remember.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Yankees young fan moved to tears by gesture on Aaron Judge home run