Dad Surprises Son with a Bat for His Birthday … and Then Catches Son’s Homer

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Dad Surprises Son with a Bat for His Birthday … and Then Catches Son’s Homer

Baseball Is Fun

Some stories are too good to be true, I know it, you know, it’s a fact.

But sometimes, just sometimes, the universe gives us one of those absolutely brilliant moments, wherein – for just a second – you believe in a tiny bit of magic. This is, in my opinion, one of those moments.

Below are two videos of someone’s son, filmed and posted to YouTube by his father. In the first video below, you’ll see a young boy sulking around on his way to a Little League game, sad because he believes his dad forgot about his birthday. Being the good father he is, of course, he did not.

Take a look:

If you weren’t able to watch or skipped the video, here’s the long and short of it: Before taking off for a game [EDIT: in July, 2016], the father tells his clearly disappointed son to check out the box in the back of the trunk. The son listens and reveals a brand new, shiny-green, baseball bat.

The son is overwhelmed with joy, as the father repeats “I want to see some home runs.”

Given how grateful and heartwarming the entire exchange was, that video alone would be a great enough moment to share with you all. But, of course, the universe doubled down.

In a separate video, the father can be seen filming his son in a game [EDIT: in July, 2017], wagging that same bright green baseball bat at the plate. What happens next, is pretty amazing.

Check it out:

Not only did the son come through and hit a home run for his dad with that bright green baseball bat, but he hit it right to him! The dad caught the ball AND caught everything on tape. And, if you can’t tell, he’s ridiculously proud of his son.

Now if that’s not something special, I don’t know what is.

This post was updated to make clearer the fact that the bat was gifted to his son in July 2016, while the home run hit with that bat was hit July 2017. Edits are identified in the post.

Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami