Walking past a scrum of autograph hungry fans could be tiresome for most athletes, but that didn’t stop current White Sox outfielder and former Arizona Diamondback Adam Eaton from making a kid’s day, as reported by Yahoo! Sports.
Trevor King, wearing a White Sox shirt, yells in the cutest possible voice, “Mr. Eaton!”
Eaton jogs over and finds King — who was born blind — and his parents to not only sign an autograph, but make a complete effort to engage with Trevor.
The former D-backs 2010 draft pick asks Trevor how he’s doing, gets a high five and takes a picture with the family.
That would have been more than enough, but with the help of his dad, Trevor is lifted over the fence by his father and Eaton to get a picture. Trevor asks for his dad, but Eaton comforts him as they get their picture.
Eaton scrambles through his bag to find a gift for Trevor and settles on a bat and his batting gloves, to the delight of the fans and most importantly, Trevor.
The kindness Eaton showed particularly stood out to Trevor’s father Matt King, who told Yahoo! Sports “he didn’t have to stop and do that, but out of the kindness of his heart he did. And it’s appreciated.”
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