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Tim Tebow Praised for Hitting Home Run After Leaving On-Deck Circle to Greet Boy With Autism (Video)

Tim Tebow Praised for Hitting Home Run After Leaving On-Deck Circle to Greet Boy With Autism (Video)

New York Mets designated hitter Tim Tebow (97) grounds into a double play that resulted in a run against the Boston Red Sox at First Data Field on March 8, 2017 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. | (Photo: USA TODAY Sports/Jasen Vinlove)

Tim Tebow has been known to stop and greet a fan from time to time, but a recent video of the former quarterback has gone viral because it shows him leaving the batter's circle during a baseball game to greet a boy with autism and immediately following the exchange, he hit a home run.

The Tampa Bay Times reported that Tebow was approached by the 9-year-old boy while warming up on the mound during the July 29th game between his St. Lucie Mets and the Charlotte Stone Crabs. The young boy, named Seth Bosch, was eager to meet the former Heisman Trophy winner, so he walked down the bleachers to the field level to catch Tebow's attention.

To everyone's surprise, Tebow took notice and briefly walked over to shake Bosch's hand through the netting. The boy turned around in shock and the crowd at Charlotte Sports Park cheered.

The boy's mother caught the entire exchange on camera and when Bosch returned to his seat, Bosch was so overwhelmed with emotion, he burst into tears. The happy mother continued filming as the 29-year-old outfielder took his turn at the plate. 

Tebow took a swing at the bottom of the seventh inning and hit a three-run home run that was caught on camera. The video now has gone viral and has thousands of views and comments praising Tebow for his generosity.