After Friend Bails On Red Sox Game, Man Gives Ticket To Homeless Man Who Needed Cheering Up

When three young friends found themselves with an extra ticket to a Boston Red Sox game, they decided to give it to a homeless man who was all too happy to take the rare opportunity to relax.

Sean Wetzonis, Pedro Lugo, Francisco Rios, and one of their other friends had planned to go see the Red Sox take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park last week, but their fourth friend had to bail at the last minute due to a family emergency. As the three guys headed to Fenway, they tried to figure out what to do with their fourth ticket, and that’s when Pedro got an idea.

“I wanted to take someone who would appreciate the ticket and have the time of their lives,” Pedro said.

As the three friends walked, they found the perfect person to give their ticket to when they came upon a homeless man named John. After offering John some money, Pedro asked if he wanted the Red Sox ticket, to which the homeless man immediately said, “Hell yeah, let’s go.”

The three young men brought John to his seat with them and even got him a beer so he could enjoy the game. Together, the four of them sang songs and cheered from the stands, and Pedro said that John seemed to relish the atmosphere of the stadium.

Before John left, he shook all three of the friends’ hands and took a photo with them.

“He thanked us for everything and he expressed his gratitude,” Pedro said. “Maybe [the game] helped alleviate the stressors that come with being homeless for the few hours at the game.”

Pedro posted the photos to Twitter, where they have since gone viral. He is now hoping that the photos will inspire others to perform kind deeds for homeless folks the next time they have the chance to.

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