MLB umpires deliver teddy bears for Opening Day

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There were some smiling faces at a New York children’s hospital all because of a few generous MLB umpires.

To celebrate Opening Day, a few New York-area umpires shipped 100 Build-A-Bears complete with superhero outfits, activity books and crayons to patients at Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx.

This is a tradition that is usually done in person but visitations are limited these days due to the pandemic.

That’s why this year, they made sure to have everything delivered in time for the first pitch.

“We wanted to make sure you knew we hadn't forgotten about you,” says MLB Umpire CB Bucknor. “We have your back. Stay strong!”

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: MLB umpires deliver toys for Opening Day