Tim Tebow took the football world by storm in the beginning of his career. Due to unexpected circumstances, he is now playing baseball and the athlete has just proven yet again why so many fans love him no matter what sport he plays.
As he prepared in the on-deck circle, Tebow saw a young fan approaching him. Instead of ignoring the boy and focusing on the game, he took the time to give the boy a handshake and a smile. Then he gave all his fans an extraordinary gift as he went to the plate and slammed a three-run homer.
Tim Tebow got out of the on deck circle and shook an autistic kid's hand, then crushed a three-run homer ⚾️😭❤pic.twitter.com/UbYTGJ2EOs
— Baseball King (@BasebaIlKing) August 10, 2017
There was probably no way that the man could have known what a special boy he was giving that moment to. Seth Bosch, who recently turned 10, has “high-functioning autism and suffers from neurofibromatosis, which is a genetic disorder that produces tumors on the nerve tissue.”
Ileanna Bosch, Seth’s mom was taping the exciting moment and afterward when the boy returned to his seat in tears. She states, “When Seth came back to his seat, he was crying. And then Tim hit the homer. I started crying, too. How does that happen? I think God brought Seth and Tim together.”
It is doubtful that Tebow would argue with that given his outspoken faith. In fact, he has just published a book about his personal struggles and how his beliefs helped him get through it all.
The news outlets are filled with athletes like Colin Kaepernick who scorn the game, faith, and America in general. We should be focused on men like Tim Tebow and others who use their fame for good not to spread rhetoric.
As the media likes to point out, Tebow has not been having the best season on the field. However, those things pale in comparison to the people he has an impact on like Seth Bosch. That one day in July will stick with Seth for his entire life. After the game, he met with Seth again to get pictures and a hug. It was another instance of Tebow practicing what he preaches;
“True success is not measured in physical possessions, but in the amount of lives that you change.”