If you just so happened to be in search for your feel good moment of the day, here it is served up on a silver platter.
Brandon Gero, a 12 year old with Down Syndrome, who plays for the Oakland A’s of the West Roxbury Parkway Little League, recorded the final out of his team’s season with a three pitch strikeout to clinch a 13-11 victory over the Phillies.
Gero was credited with the save and after the final out was recorded, and was swarmed by his teammates and opponents to celebrate the special moment.
Here’s the statement posted on the Parkway Little League website, which by the way is the most impressive little league sites I’ve ever seen, they’ve got rosters, statistics, schedules, the whole nine yards.
“An amazing story of sportsmanship played out at Parkway Little League’s Praught Field last weekend, and now it’s going viral. Brayden Gero, a 12-year old Little Leaguer with Down Syndrome, lived out his dream, recording the final out and a save in his last Little League game. Now the video has been viewed almost a half million times and the story has been featured by major media outlets. Congratulations to everyone who made this incredible moment possible, including the A’s coaches (led by manager Tim Quinn), the Phillies coaches (led by manager Ross Birch) and batter Chris Thompson.”