OCTOBER 26, 2018 Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts has long provided heroics on the field, and now the likely American League MVP is […]
OCTOBER 26, 2018
Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts has long provided heroics on the field, and now the likely American League MVP is an all-star off it as well after being identified for performing a simple act of kindness for Boston’s hungry and homeless.
According to WEEI’s Lou Merloni, Betts (who went 3-for-4 with a double) took some time after Boston’s 4-2 victory in Game 2 of the 2018 World Series on Wednesday night to provide meals for the homeless:
Little birdie told me an amazing story. This was the scene last night around 1am out in front of the Boston Library. Trays and trays of food fed the homeless. The man that delivered the food wasn’t looking for attention or praise BUT deserves it. God Bless you Mookie Betts pic.twitter.com/4Ox7O0edo4
— Lou Merloni (@LouMerloni) October 25, 2018
Mike Winter, a VIP host for clubs in the city, said he was coming out of a bar at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday, hours after the Red Sox earned a win over the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series. Winter saw two men in hooded sweatshirts who had a shopping cart with trays of food they were handing out to homeless people outside Boston Public Library.
It turns out the Good Samaritans were Betts and another man. Winter said the act of kindness was done without fanfare – no cameras were in the area, and Betts walked off into the night once people began leaving the nearby club.
“It’s funny because none of the homeless guys knew who he was,” Winter said. “He deserves the credit. Most people do it because it’s fake and they want to just put it on Instagram, whatever else. When it’s a genuine gift, he wasn’t looking for a pat on the back. He was in a hoodie just looking like someone from the Pine Street Inn dropping off food.”
Anto Avedissian posted a photo of the food delivery to Instagram and Winter shared it on Facebook. A screenshot of the photo was shared by former Red Sox player Lou Merloni and it went viral.
This is not the first time he has performed a random act of kindness like that. Back in 2015, Betts credited a multi-home run game to good karma after he gave some pizza away to the homeless.
Even with his focus on the World Series right now, it’s cool to see him do his part to help out.