Every sports fan remembers their first heartbreak or feeling of betrayal when their favourite player is traded to another team. With that in mind, Amelia Lyttle, a six-year-old from Langley, B.C., took the news of Brett Lawrie's move from the Toronto Blue Jays to the Oakland Athletics pretty hard.
The hometown hero surprised the young fan with a hug and a Blue Jays jersey at a local Boston Pizza on Friday. Both Lyttle's father Alex and the 24-year-old former Blue Jay documented their adorable lunch date on social media.
I'm sure u guys all remember seeing this little girl on YouTube about me leaving the jays so I thot I'd surprise her😁 pic.twitter.com/AUNyRloTgi— Brett Lawrie (@blawrie13) December 12, 2014
— Alex Lyttle (@alex_lyttle) December 13, 2014
Alex Lyttle also captured their meet-cute on camera. In the video, Lawrie says:
"Do you know who I am? (Amelia nods). Do you? I saw your video. I saw your video online. You were pretty upset. (Amelia nods). I know, I know, so was I. I was in shock too, but I'm glad that you're such a fan of mine, and I wouldn't have come and done this if I hadn't of seen that video, so I'm very fortunate to meet you. I hope I can get your continued support down the road with the Oakland A's. I know I'm not with the Blue Jays any more, and maybe down the road I will be, but for now I've got a new home, and I ask for your support for my new team and for myself."
Soon after, Lawrie took a seat beside Amelia, and showered her with gifts and Blue Jays memorabilia.
But, that wasn't the infielder's only stop of the day. Later on, USA Today reports Lawrie paid a visit to the Boys and Girls Club of British Columbia.
WATCH the video of Brett Lawrie and Amelia Lyttle's pizza lunch date below:
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