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feel good story of the day updated 8/8

Matt kemp gives a disabled fan his hat
All-Star L.A. Dodgers Outfielder Matt Kemp autographs a ball for a disabled fan. He also gives the fan his hat, jersey, and even his cleats!



Say what you will about Los Angeles Dodgers star Matt Kemp and his stats so far this season, but after watching this fan encounter, Kemp ranks No. 1 on our "nice guys" list. Dodgers blog Vin Scully is My Homeboy uncovered the video, and even the most diehard of Giants fans will have to admit it's great.
Here's the backstory, as well as we can piece together via YouTube descriptions and comments: The fan in the video is fighting "a tough battle," the uploader says. His family "put money together" to get great seats to see the Dodgers play the Giants in San Francisco, then was able to get the attention of Dodgers third-base coach Tim Wallach.
Wallach said he'd try to get Kemp to come by after the game. Not only did Kemp come by, he made this fan's year by giving him half of his uniform — and he surely brought a smile to the face of anybody watching.
Keep in mind, this happened in San Francisco, where the Dodgers lost three close games. So baseball-wise, Kemp probably wasn't in the best of moods. But he still did the classy thing.
This is a great reminder that some of the best things star athletes can do don't end up on a scoreboard or a stat sheet. And this? This was a grand slam by Matt Kemp, any way you want to measure it.
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It's NHL (North American pro hockey) playoffs here. A school in Quebec, near Montreal, home to the Canadiens held a "jersey" day. This young lady is a Senators fan, so she wore her Sens jersey. The principal (arse) hauls her in and demands she ditch the jersey as it's only for Canadiens fans! She stood her ground (good for her) and went home instead. The owner of the Sens sent a limo (for the whole family) and an autographed jersey so she could watch game 4 here in Ottawa in the owner's box.
Sens had a tough game but won in OT. What a shyte attitude Monsieur Principal!

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It was one of the most touching moments we'd seen this baseball season. Matt Kemp, the Los Angeles Dodgers star, signing an autograph after a game for a sick fan, then giving the fan, 19-year-old Joshua Jones, his hat, jersey and cleats. Even if you weren't a Dodgers fan — even if you hated the Dodgers — it was hard to not smile at that moment.
Sadly, we have an update to the story: Jones, who had been battling terminal brain cancer, has died, his aunt tells Yahoo! Sports. Jones' best friend Tommy Schultz, who filmed and uploaded the video above, confirmed the death.
Laelah Quintor, his aunt on his mother's side, tells us Jones died Tuesday night after his health had declined over the past few weeks. The moments he shared with Kemp and the Dodgers, she says, "definitely made a difference for Joshua."
Kemp and Jones first met at a game in San Francisco. The family wanted to take Joshua to see the Dodgers, his favorite team, so they pitched in (at his aunt's urging) to send him to a Giants-Dodgers game, which was closer to his home in Tracy, Calif.
Afterward, Jones posted a picture on Instagram of what Kemp gave him with the caption: "Matt Kemp gave me his uniform! Thanks Matt, I will never forget that moment!!!
Once the video of Kemp's gesture went viral — with millions of views and media attention all across the country — Kemp flew Jones to a Dodgers game in L.A. where he got to see Kemp again and meet other Dodgers such as Clayton Kershaw.


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