Matt Kemp's touching gesture to terminally ill fan goes viral - New York News

Matt Kemp's touching gesture to terminally ill fan goes viral

Posted: Updated:
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp surprised one of his fans, 19-year-old Joshua Jones, Sunday night in San Francisco. Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp surprised one of his fans, 19-year-old Joshua Jones, Sunday night in San Francisco.
(WJBK) -

Video showing an act of kindness from a baseball superstar has gone viral.

Unbeknownst to Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, cameras were rolling when he approached a young cancer patient in the stands of AT&T Park in San Francisco, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Kemp approached the teen, 19-year-old Joshua Jones, following the Dodgers loss to the Giants Sunday night. He signs a ball for the terminally ill boy, who according to his father, cannot speak and is suffering from inoperable tumors in his spine. Kemp then takes off his hat, jersey and cleats and gives them all to Joshua.

Yahoo! Sports says Kemp heard about Joshua from third base coach Tim Wallach during the game and wanted to meet him afterwards.

The video was taken by Joshua's friend Tommy Schultz and has nearly 400,000 views on YouTube since being posted on May 6.

  • MorningsMorningsMore>>

  • Votes could bring 'Gang Related' premiere to Detroit

    Votes could bring 'Gang Related' premiere to Detroit

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-17 13:15:01 GMT
    Vote for a chance to bring a free advance screening of 'Gang Related' to Detroit.
    Vote for a chance to bring a free advance screening of 'Gang Related' to Detroit.
  • Kam's Corner: Mary's Diaper Cake Boutique

    Kam's Corner: Mary's Diaper Cake Boutique

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:39:55 GMT
    Made with love from one mom to another. Local businesswoman and mother Mary creates very unique, one-of-a-kind diaper cakes designed for moms to be.
    Made with love from one mom to another. Local businesswoman and mother Mary creates very unique, one-of-a-kind diaper cakes designed for moms to be.
  • Sarah's practically homemade samoa cookies

    Sarah's practically homemade samoa cookies

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:54:41 GMT
    Get the recipe for practically homemade samoa cookies from Brenda Harger, owner of Sarah's Cake Decorating and Candy Supplies in Troy.
    Get the recipe for practically homemade samoa cookies from Brenda Harger, owner of Sarah's Cake Decorating and Candy Supplies in Troy.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices