The weekend is here! However, if that isn't enough to galvanize your mood, Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs have you more than covered.
Matteo is a nine-year-old from Vienna, VA who has conducted the "Racing for a Reason" foundation, a campaign with the goal of raising some $50,000 in charity-induced races across 12 states in order to help children with cancer neutralize social isolation.
Well, Matteo met with the Cubbies first baseman ahead of the club's clash against the Padres on Friday and begged Rizzo (with a heartwarming note) to hit a "moonshot" for him. And how did the three-time All-Star answer his wishes? By belting a go-ahead grand slam.
What makes the uplifting coincidence all the more special is that, entering today's game, Rizzo hadn't parked a baseball in the bleachers since June 15. If you don't think he was thinking of Matteo as he stepped up to the plate in the third inning, you are playing yourself.
The grand slam was pivotal for the Cubs as they took home a 6-5 win over the Padres, and we're sure Matteo had a huge grin on his face after Rizzo delivered the moonshot.