It looked like Dodgers star Matt Kemp went above and beyond when he spontaneously signed a baseball and handed over his hat, shoes, and game-worn jersey to a sick fan earlier in May. On Monday, Kemp took that amazing gesture even further.
Kemp reconnected with Josh Jones, a 19-year-old cancer patient, and set up a trip to Los Angeles for him and his family to see the Dodgers-Angels game at Dodger Stadium.
"This is a dream come true for my son," said Josh's father, Steve, per MLB.com. "He doesn't even know what to say."
During a Dodgers-Giants game in San Francisco earlier in the season, Los Angeles third base coach Tim Wallach spoke to Steve and told Kemp about Josh. A few days after Kemp gave Josh some souvenirs at AT&T Park and the video went viral, he addressed the gesture.
"I didn't plan on taking my jersey off. It was just something I felt that probably would have cheered him up a little bit and helped his situation," Kemp said, via the Associated Press. "It was the first time I ever took my shoes off on a field. That was the first time that Giants fans were ever nice to me.
Before the Dodgers' win on Memorial Day, Josh got to meet Angels phenom Mike Trout and Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten.
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