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Young Chicago Cubs fan surprised with game tickets, cries tears of joy

After a day of hard work, a nine-year-old boy’s parents surprised him with Chicago Cubs tickets. Kolt Kyler, a fan from Indiana, broke down in tears after bring presented with the tickets.
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After a day of hard work, a nine-year-old boy’s parents surprised him with Chicago Cubs tickets. Kolt Kyler, a fan from Indiana, broke down in tears after bring presented with the tickets.

There are times when it seems like the joy has been sapped from the sports world.

Whether it be a fan altercation in the stands or legal troubles for athletes/coaches, there are plenty of depressing stories seemingly each day.

But just when you’re feeling down, a video like this comes around, and you realize how much sports means to people, particularly kids. It’s nice to know that it is still a big deal when a kid knows he’s going to a baseball game.

That was the case for the 9-year-old Cubs fan in the video above. ABC News reported that his name is Kolt Kyler of Pierceton, Ind., and he has never been to Wrigley Field. But that is going to change. Kyler’s sister, Hannah Himes, recorded a video of Kolt, who was surprised by his dad with tickets to a game against the St. Louis Cardinals (the teams play in June).

Kolt broke down in tears after receiving the tickets as you can see in the video above. It’s really sweet.

Some of the Cubs players, current and former, are excited to meet Kolt:

And the Cubs had a fun exchange with Himes on Twitter.

UPDATE: Cubs pitcher Jon Lester has offered Kolt what I assume would be an upgrade on the tickets that his father bought him.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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