Star Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts may be poised to be a 2018 World Series champion (knock on wood), but he’s doing some pretty spectacular work outside of Fenway too.
The 26-year-old right fielder has been an integral part of the Red Sox’s success this year, and he’s looking more and more like a likely contender for the American League MVP award. And after his second-straight win in the World Series, he took some time before heading to Los Angeles to give back to Boston.
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Betts was seen handing out food to the homeless community in Boston as a way to thank his community for supporting him and his team in the postseason. (RELATED: Red Sox Fans Pulled One Of The Most Disrespectful Moves In Sports History During World Series Game 1)
His generosity quickly went viral online after former Red Sox infielder Lou Merloni, who now hosts a radio show on Boston-based news network WEEI, tweeted a photo of the scene:
Little birdie told me an amazing story. This was the scene last night around 1am out in front of the Boston Library. Trays and trays of food fed the homeless. The man that delivered the food wasn’t looking for attention or praise BUT deserves it. God Bless you Mookie Betts pic.twitter.com/4Ox7O0edo4
— Lou Merloni (@LouMerloni) October 25, 2018
“I didn’t know who they were at first. They had hoodies on,” Mike Winter, a local club host, told WEEI. “Next thing I know they are laying out trays of food. Then they’re walking around all of Boston library where there are tons of homeless and telling people there is food around the corner…No pictures. No nothing.”
“None of the homeless even knew who he was but they were just grateful for what he was doing,” he continued. “Nowadays people do stuff because they want recognition. He didn’t even want recognition. He wasn’t being followed by cameras like people do on Instagram. This is just him being himself.”
If this doesn’t guarantee a Sox sweep this year, I don’t know what will.