15 Athlete/Fan Moments That Will Melt Your Heart

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15 Athlete/Fan Moments That Will Melt Your Heart
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Fan access to athletes is more limited than ever before, but increased security and other restrictions haven't completely eliminated moments between sportspeople and spectators that warm the heart.

Many fantastic non-profit organizations help bring fans and athletes together—and those interactions are indeed heartwarming and amazing. But today I’ll show you some unplanned meetings and spontaneous acts of kindness between athletes and fans.

Perhaps it’s just a brief wave through hockey glass or a simple hug at a baseball game. Or maybe it’s an unexpected friendship born from a chance meeting at a hospital.

Whatever it may be, good luck keeping your eyes dry by the end of this one.

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