Tim Tebow greets autistic boy from on-deck circle then hits HR

Tim Tebow Hugs an Autistic Fan Then Smashes a Three Run Homer			Ileanna Bosch  Facebook		by Dylan Gwinn10 Aug 20170		10 Aug 2017		10 Aug 2017

- A young fan may have given Tim Tebow the magic touch needed to help him hit a home run during a game in Charlotte County, Florida.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson admitted earlier this summer that his organization signed Tebow "partly because of his celebrity, partly because this is an entertainment business".

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. The boy has a hard time participating in sports.

On Thursday afternoon, Tebow was standing in the on-deck circle when an autistic boy made his way to the front row in order to get his attention. There was a conference on the Stone Crabs pitching mound.

After the game, Tebow and Seth met again. And Tebow came over. Tebow was more than happy to oblige - he walked over, said hello and shook Seth's hand through the netting. Then play was back in.

Tebow's stint in baseball gets maligned by some and over-analyzed by others, but at the end of the day when moments like this happen can you really be cynical about it?

In a moment that would read like a fable if not for the video evidence, Tebow then proceeded to hit a three-run homer. You can't make this stuff up.

"When Seth came back to his seat, he was crying", Ileanna Bosch told the Times of her son, who turned 10 on August 6. "And then Tim hit the homer. I started crying, to", she recalled.

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