03/30/2015 01:53 pm ET | Updated Mar 31, 2015

Justin Verlander Fan Wearing Verlander Shirt Has No Idea Verlander Is Standing Behind Him

It's not often we meet our heroes. It's also not often that we meet our heroes while wearing a shirt with their name on it. In a Starbucks.

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander happened upon one of his tiny fans while standing in line at a Starbucks. But don't worry, the little guy got to meet Verlander. The pitcher said in a photo posted to his Instagram account this weekend that the kid "was pretty surprised" when he finally saw who was standing behind him.

Love having my fans support!! This little guy was pretty surprised when he turned around.

A photo posted by Justin Verlander (@justinverlander) on


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