What red-blooded American doesn’t love Tim Tebow?
The only people who don’t like Tim Tebow are left wing, anti-Christian haters.
While the only reason anyone knows who Tebow is is because of his tremendous football talent, the reason he’s so beloved really has nothing to do with his game.
Tim Tebow has become famous as America’s most beloved sports figure because of what he says and does off the field as much as what does on the field of play.
We were reminded of this again just a few days ago when Tebow’s Port St. Lucie Mets traveled to Port Charlotte, Florida to play the Stone Crabs who are the Class-A affiliate for the Tampa Bay Rays.
In the top of the 7th inning Tebow was in the on-deck circle preparing for his coming at-bat, when 9-year old Seth Bosch made his way down to his sports hero.
Seth has autism (he is high functioning), suffers from neurofibromatosis, which is a genetic disorder that produces tumors on the nerve tissue, and he has a tumor behind his right eye which makes it very hard for him to play sports. But he loves Tim Tebow and he was determined to meet him. Seth’s mother was recording the entire episode from their seats and was worried that her son would be saddened if Tebow didn’t notice him there cheering him on.
But Tebow did notice him, and Seth will remember what happened next for the rest of his life. Tebow stopped his practice swings, walked over to the netting where Seth was and shook the young man’s hand. Seth immediately turned and waved to his mom, face covered with a huge smile and he began the proud walk back to his seat. By the time he got back he was in tears, obviously ecstatic about the opportunity to meet his sports hero.
I can’t believe that anyone watching the video wouldn’t be moved to tears by the emotional moment… but then it got even better.
Tebow’s turn at bat had come and as he was readying himself in the batter’s box the boy and his mother can be heard talking about the possibility that Tim might hit a Home Run…
Which is exactly what happens. With a gargantuan swing of the bat, Tebow crushed a pitch to the opposite field driving in three runs all while making one little boy’s dreams come true.
Neither Seth nor his family will ever forget this game and how Tim Tebow made them feel. “When Seth came back to his seat, he was crying, and then Tim hit the homer. I started crying, too. How does that happen? I think God brought Seth and Tim together,” Seth’s mom told the Tampa Bay Times.
Tim Tebow is something special folks and we should all be very glad that we had a chance to watch him change lives just by being himself.