The seven-time All-Star was seen consoling the little boy who got separated from his brothers and grandmother.
Bryce Harper is proving to be a great player on the field and a great person off it. The Phillies right fielder was seen consoling a child during the team's promotional photo night, where fans get to take pictures with the players. When 7-year-old Caleb was at the Philadelphia Phillies stadium, he got separated from his family. Crowds at a major league baseball game can be overwhelming, so it was no wonder the little boy was scared after getting separated from his brothers and grandmother.
NBCS Philly reporter Taryn Hatcher shared a video of the MLB star sitting beside a teary-eyed Caleb. "Seven-year-old Caleb was upset that he got separated from his two brothers, so Bryce Harper went into dad mode," Hatcher tweeted. Harper, who has two kids of his own, got up and helped him reunite with his family.
According to MLB, not only did the athlete take a selfie with Caleb's brothers and grandmother, but he also made his team proud by hitting a home run and helping the Phillies win 9-6 against the Kansas City Royals. The reporter posted the selfie that Harper took with the three brothers after reuniting with their grandmother. She wrote, "Update from Caleb's grandmom, Diane, there were smiles after all."
Update from Caleb’s grandmom, Diane, there were smiles after all. pic.twitter.com/NzPjaynYoc— Taryn Hatcher (@TarynNBCS) August 5, 2023
Fans appreciated the player's act of kindness. @chadbrown281 tweeted, "Bryce Harper is truly an outstanding human being!! An all-around good guy!! Sometimes it goes beyond baseball!!" @rogge282773 added, "Great photo!!! Definitely a wall-hanger. Harper shows he's a champion where it counts most!"
@journeymanfxdl shared, "This guy is truly too good to be true! I’ve been around for quite a few baseball seasons and really can’t remember a guy that does some of the things he does and embraces the city he plays in the way he does. Incredible. Philadelphia doesn’t know how lucky they are to have this guy."
The sportsman is a big-time family man and a proud dad to son Krew Aron, 3, and daughter Brooklyn Elizabeth, 2, with his wife, Kayla. The baseball pro married his high school girlfriend Kayla in December 2016, according to PEOPLE. "I have an amazing family, I have an amazing wife, two beautiful kids that keep me very humbled and grounded," Bryce said in an interview with a Los Angeles radio station in 2022. "When I leave the field, it's all about them. My wife takes care of the kids at home. She does a great job at that. She supports me each night, goes to every single game she can... I'm humbled to have a wife and a family like that."
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