Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Tim Tebow Greets Autistic Boy Mid-Game, Then Hits Home Run

Tim Tebow Greets Autistic Boy Mid-Game, Then Hits Home Run

Tebow was more than happy to oblige - he walked over, said hello and shook Seth's hand through the netting. Seth's mother Ileanna captured the interaction on video and posted it on her Facebook page.

The latest example of Tebow filling the "heartwarming gestures" quota for the entire St. Lucie Mets squad happened on Thursday, when he greeted a young fan before heading to the plate.

Seth, a huge Tebow fan, falls on the autism spectrum and has neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerve tissue. He has a hard time playing sports.

"When Seth came back to his seat, he was crying", Ileanna told Martin Fennelly of the Tampa Bay Times. "And then Tim hit the homer". How does that happen?

But after meeting Seth, something pretty unbelievable happened for Tebow - and was captured on video by Seth's mom, Illena on her Facebook page: He hit a home run. "I think God brought Seth and Tim together". Tebow stayed with the man for 15 t0 20 minutes as he recovered, until paramedics took him from the stadium.

As Tebow was on-deck, Seth made his way down the stadium steps to say hello to his favorite player.

Both minor league baseball teams for which he has played have set attendance records, and he has also attracted huge crowds in road games.

Just Tebow being Tebow, right?

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