The sports unite people, whether we’re talking about basketball, soccer or baseball. This weekend, the Wrigley Field hosted the Game One of the NLCS playoffs, where the Chicago Cubs faced Dodgers and fans from all ages were so excited to see their favorites in action, once again, after the fairytale World Series win from last year.
Lauren Hinkston Hintzsche was in the stands too, alongside her husband and before the game’s kick-off she started to chat with other fans in her area. Among them, there were two brothers, so excited to watch their team again.
Seconds before the start, Lauren spotted two elderly fans scuttled up the stairs and tried to navigate the steep bleacher section. What happened next, was so incredible and when she got home, Lauren shared on Facebook the whole story. You can read it bellow!
“An older couple sat next to John and I in the bleachers. They have season tickets up behind the plate but after some conversation found out that this is where their playoff tickets were. Anyone who has sat in the bleachers knows that even on a good day, the bleachers can be tough to navigate. Sitting to the right of us were the guys that you see in the picture. As we were all chatting (because you know in the bleachers we are all one big happy family) we find out they are brothers. One lives in Chicago and the other lives in San Diego and flew in to hang out with his brother.”
As the elderly fans were struggling to navigate the stairs, the two brothers immediately tried to help them.
“During the game they would help the older gentleman stand when the crowd stood and the one guy stayed seated at times so this gentleman could see the game. During the game, this older couple held hands, he patted her knee and she helped him stand when there were exciting plays. About the 3rd inning she leaned over to me and said ‘He’s going through chemo right now. We have done about everything else we can do and this is the last step.’ (Well, if you are not tearing up right now, I did enough of that for you.) At one point the older gentleman leaned over to his wife and said ‘I just love this!'”
“So, at the end of the game, these 2 awesome guys made sure the older gentleman made it up the stairs with no problems . I gave both of those guys big hugs and thanked them for their generosity! With all the [crud] going on in the world, I felt this was a story I had to tell.”Once again, the reputation of Wrigley Field being “The Friendly Confines” held true. These young men didn’t need to get involved, but they knew the elderly man could use hand!”
We all should know that a simple gesture done out of kindness costs us nothing but it can be worth enormously for someone who needs it! What do you think about this incredible gesture? Tell us in a comment bellow!