In trying times for humanity, it's good to see some kindness take the stage.
If you didn't hear, on Saturday evening at home at Angel Stadium, Albert Pujols hit a grand slam for his 600th career home run.
If you're going to hit your 600th career home run, you may as well do it in grand style! Congrats Albert Pujols. pic.twitter.com/BpEPmZBvSt— MLB Roundup (@MLB_Roundup) June 4, 2017
It has become common practice for fans who end up with milestone game balls (like first or 100th home runs) to give them back, but usually for something in return.
Fans can get crazy things in return for those relatively small milestones, so imagine what someone could get for a 600th home run ball that solidified Albert Pujols as a legend.
On Saturday, 23-year-old Angels fan Scott Steffel gave Pujols back his ball -- which is said to be worth six figures -- for a hug.
History in Anaheim with the Twins. This is Scott Steffel who caught Pujols #600. His life might a bit different for the next few day$. pic.twitter.com/w0kReSI40n— Chris Withers (@ChrisWithersTV) June 4, 2017
Steffel also got to join Pujols' postgame press conference. Here's the sweet exchange (Steffels comes out around 1:40):
Pujols' 500th home run ball was also returned for free by an Angels fan back in 2014.
Congrats again to Pujols and to a fan who will surely treasure the moment for a lifetime.