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David Ortiz Came Through With A Home Run For This Special And Dedicated Fan

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Baseball star David “Big Papi” Ortiz made all of our hearts melt this weekend when he came through on a promise to sick, little fan.

It all started with this adorable video of 6-year-old Maverick Schutte talking about the “wicked cool” team known as the Red Sox and his favorite player, David Ortiz.

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“My favorite player is Big Papi,” Maverick tells the camera with a huge smile on his face. Maverick, from Wyoming, was born with a significant heart defect called tetralogy of fallot, which has required 30 surgeries. But despite the constant medical attention, the little dude is all smiles when he talks baseball.

Ortiz got the video message via Kevin Millar, a former Red Sox player, and recorded his own special message to his biggest fan.

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“You take care buddy and I’m gonna hit a home run for you tonight,” the Dominican designated hitter said in the video. “Remember that.” Since leaving the baseball world, Millar has been very active in the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, according to The Boston Globe. It was through the CMNH that Millar met Maverick.

Like, OMG. How can you not feel things right now?

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And with the eyes of Maverick and his family on the Red Sox vs. Yankees game, Big Papi made good on his home run promise.

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As the ball soared over the field and into the bleachers, the Schutte family celebrated at home. “He hit your homer, buddy,” Mavericks mother says in a video the family took during the game.

That’s right. Big Papi, in his final season, hit a home run in the name of his most inspiring fan.

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“Big Papi, you never let me down and you are the best player ever in the Red Sox game,” Maverick said in his home run follow up video.

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“And, I’m trying the hardest to get out there in Fenway Park and meet you. Bye,” Maverick continued. “Great homer. We saw it.”

This is so beautiful.

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READ: Kobe Bryant Thanked Latino Fans For Supporting Him When He Arrived In Los Angeles

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Ted Cruz Was Called Lucifer And Satanists Are NOT Having It

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Ted Cruz Was Called Lucifer And Satanists Are NOT Having It

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Former Speaker of the House John Boehner has come out of retirement to serve the public good. No, he’s not running for office again — he’s telling the world just how awful Ted Cruz really is.

John Boehner was recently at Stanford talking to students about his time in office when he went a little off script.

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The former Speaker of the House had a few choice words for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz that rubbed more than one person the wrong way.

When moderator David M. Kennedy asked Boehner what he thought of Cruz, he responded by saying he was the devil.

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“Lucifer in the flesh… I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”

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Someone get the napkins! Boehner just spilled his tea EVERYWHERE!

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This was Cruz at a press conference when he was asked about Boehner’s comments.

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?‘Cause I knew you were trouble when you walked in / So shame on me? ✊

But, Teddy held back his tears and answered the question with his head held high.

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“I’ve never worked with John Boehner. Truth of the matter is, I don’t know the man,” Cruz told the press. “I’ve met John Boehner two or three times in my life. If I have said 50 words in my life to John Boehner, I’d be surprised.”

But wait, there’s more!

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The Satanic Temple also weighed in. They didn’t like the idea of Cruz being compared to Lucifer.

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“Boehner’s comment is illustrative of how well past time it is to adjust our mythologies to reflect our realities,” Satanic Temple spokesperson Lucien Greaves told Patheos’ Friendly Atheist. “Cruz’s failures of reason, compassion, decency and humanity are products of his Christian pandering, if not an actual Christian faith. It grows tedious when pedophile priests and loathsome politicians are conveniently dismissed as Satanic, even as they spew biblical verse and prostrate themselves before the cross, recruiting the Christian faithful. Satanists will have nothing to do with any of them.”

Not even the Satanists want to be associated with Cruz, like, daayyuummm.

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The shade of this feud is too damn real.

READ: Ted Cruz’s Roommate Admits The GOP Candidate Is The Worst Possible College Roommate

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