Tim Tebow shakes hand of autistic boy, proceeds to hit home run

Jupiter, Florida, Roger Dean Stadium: Tim Tebow in the dugout at a Spring Training MLB game vs the Cardinals - March 18, 2017 (Photo Courtesy: Sports Spectrum)

In a world that can seem to be filled with a lot of negative, Tim Tebow continues to deliver the positive.

On July 29, in a video recently posted on Facebook, Tebow can be seen warming up in the on-deck circle, when he sees a boy named Seth Bosch in the stands walking toward him. Tebow saw Bosch and obliged, as the two met for a brief handshake.

Following the handshake, Bosch walked back toward his mother, Ileana, and began to weep, overcome with emotion that he was able to meet his hero. After comforting her son, Ileana can then be heard on the Facebook video saying, “Sethy, now he’s going to hit a home run. Watch.”

On the next pitch, Tebow crushed a three-run home run, helping the St. Lucie Mets to a 10-3 win over the Charlotte Stone Crabs.

According to the Tampa Tribune, the 10-year-old Bosch has high-functioning autism, as well as neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that produces tumors on the nerve tissue. He has a tumor behind his right eye and has a hard time playing sports.

A lot of people are excited that former University of Florida star Tim Tebow arrives today to play minor league baseball in the Tampa Bay area. Why? Check out this video of Tebow stepping out of the on-deck circle during a recent game to greet an autistic boy in the stands, then smacking a three-run home run. Full story: http://www.tampabay.com/sports/baseball/minors/video-tim-tebow-leaves-on-deck-circle-to-greet-autistic-boy-then-hits-home/2333246

Posted by Tampa Bay Times on Thursday, August 10, 2017

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