Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Tim Tebow greets autistic fan, hits three-run home run

Tim Tebow greets autistic fan, hits three-run home run

In the latest episode of As The Benevolent World of Tebow Turns, the former University of Florida and National Football League quarterback, now a Mets minor leaguer, stopped during an at-bat to greet an autistic 9-year-old boy who was calling for him from behind the backstop netting.

Tim Tebow gave one of his fans a very special gift.

With cheers from the crowd behind him, Seth turned around, threw his fist in the air and made his way back to his seat, overcome with emotion, tears welling up in his eyes. There was a conference on the Stone Crabs pitching mound. "And then Tim hit the homer, I started crying too".

It came moments before, as Tebow stood in the on-deck circle, taking a few swings before stepping up to the plate. The boy, who has a tumor behind his right eye which makes it hard to play sports, went back to his seat next to his parents with tears of joy streaming down his face.

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Bosch suffers from neurofibromatosis and has high-functioning autism, and his family says that it's tough for him to play sports due to the former condition that causes tumors to grow on nerve tissue.

It's little wonder, with all these Tebow moments, that the St. Lucie Mets announced last week that they set a single-season record with 108,057 fans.

After the game, Tebow and Seth met again where Ileanna took photos of the two together. Which is when he immediately jacked a three-run home run.

Seth's mother Ileanna was videotaping the encounter and got emotional just seeing her son take the risk that Tebow may not see him or respond.

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