Red Sox star Mookie Betts has been praised for his stunning act of kindness following one of his team’s wins in the World Series. On Monday, the Red Sox completed a stunning victory of the LA Dodgers, with a 5-1 win to take home the coveted trophy, but it was after Game 2 last Thursday that something really special occurred.
According to Relevant Magazine, Betts headed home to a party which included a stack load of Dominican food. However, realizing that the group would not be able to eat it all alone, the sportsman decided to transport trays of leftovers down to the homeless community who regularly congregate outside Boston Public Library.
A club promoter in the area, Mike Winter, said he spotted a low-key -looking Mookie with a shopping cart full of food trays. But once fans realized who he was, the player became mobbed by supporters. Mookie refused to take pictures and just went about his business, feeding people in need.
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“I didn’t know who they were at first. They had hoodies on,” Winter told WEEI. “Next thing I know they are laying out trays of food. Then they’re walking around all of Boston Library where there are tons of homeless and telling people there is food around the corner. I walked up and I said, ‘Hello,’ because we have a mutual friend, and then all the people from the club came out and he just walked away.”
Winter added that “none of the homeless even knew who he was” but “were just grateful for what he was doing.”
“A lot of people are looking for a pat on the back and he wasn’t looking for that whatsoever. He was incognito just trying to do good.”
Little birdie told me an amazing story. This was the scene last night around 1am out in front of the Boston Library. Trays and trays of food fed the homeless. The man that delivered the food wasn’t looking for attention or praise BUT deserves it. God Bless you Mookie Betts pic.twitter.com/4Ox7O0edo4
— Lou Merloni (@LouMerloni) October 25, 2018
Betts is well-known for his compassion and kindness outside his career as a baseball professional. According to MLB, in August of 2017 Betts held “Mookie’s Big League Bowl” in Boston, which helped raise money for children and families throughout New England.
“It’s pretty cool,” Betts said in the visitor’s dugout at Dodger Stadium on Friday of his charity work, according to ESPN. “I’ve been blessed with everything I have, and I might as well share it.”
“Don’t waste it,” he said. “That’s what my dad told me: Don’t waste it.”
As for the food handout, Betts said it was “not the first time I’ve done it,” adding that “it wasn’t supposed to get [the attention] it got.”
Whan an amazing guy!