Young Fan’s Good Deed Inspired Millions To Be Kind, His Example Still Resonates Today.

A day at the ballpark proved different than the rest when a young baseball fan did something incredibly kind for a stranger sitting near him.


During the fourth inning of a Diamondback/Brewers game in 2011 a player tossed a ball into the stands. Two little boys immediately went after it, but the lone Brewers fan in black below was beat to the chase by Diamondback fan Ian Mcmillan in red.

As McMillan made way back to his seat he looked back at the boy he snagged the ball from and hesitated, but only for a moment.

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To the surprise of game commentators and spectators alike, McMillan made his way back to the disappointed boy and handed the ball to him.

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“I thought it was the right thing to do. When I saw the kid he was really sad, so I decided to give the ball back. My mom and dad taught me that way, so it just comes naturally.

McMillan had no clue, but the entire interchange was caught on camera for all the world to see. The big-hearted kid may have lost the game ball, but before the 9th was out the Diamondbacks made sure he left with some flair. Diamondback players had signed a bat used in the game and presented it to McMillan along with an honorary Diamondback contract for McMillan and his buddies.

Here’s the Takeaway: Everyone has felt the slight hesitation that comes with putting a stranger’s wishes above their own. We all need to take a page from McMillan’s book and remember that a good deed done will be returned in full. Kindness is what it’s all about folks!

Check out McMillian’s moment in the video below and share his random act of kindness!

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