Tim Tebow greets autistic boy mid-game, then hits home run

Lynette Rowe
August 11, 2017

"Tebow, 29, was taking practice swings in the on-deck circle, waiting to hit in the top of the seventh inning".

Moments before his at bat against the Charlotte Stone Crabs, the former National Football League quarterback and current MiLB outfielder left the on-deck circle to go shake hands with a young fan named Seth. Seth, who was 9 at the time (he turned 10 on August 6), was at the game with his parents and his younger sister.

Seth, a huge Tebow fan, falls on the autism spectrum and has neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerve tissue. He has a tumor behind his right eye.

Young Seth Bosch had left his seat by his parents and made his way down to the backstop netting and waved at Tebow. A brief delay. That's when Seth made his move. Tebow stopped and shook Bosch's hand through the net. Then he stepped up to the plate and hit a 3 run bomb.

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Way to go, Mr. Tebow.

But after meeting Seth, something pretty awesome happened for Tebow - and was captured on video by Seth's mom, Illena on her Facebook page: He hit a home run.

"I started crying too", Ileanna Bosch said.

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