04/15/2014 06:05 pm ET Updated Apr 15, 2014

Kind 8-Year-Old Kid Gives Away Foul Ball, Stops Other Boy's Epic Meltdown

Now, this is true sportsmanship.

Video of 8-year-old Brendan at a Los Angeles Dodgers vs Team Australia game at Sydney Cricket Ground in late March has been making the rounds on the Internet -- and for good reason.

When a security guard handed Brendan a foul baseball, another child nearby began throwing a tantrum because he wasn't the one to receive the ball, reported. Brendan responded to the awkward situation with remarkable maturity and generosity: He simply gave up the ball to the other kid.

The kind gesture quickly calmed the agitated boy, and it officially made Brendan the sweetest 8-year-old around.

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"My son has a lot of empathy, he just naturally handed the ball to the other kid," Brendan's father told the Australian outlet. "It was really rewarding as a parent, we are very proud of Brendan, it was lovely."

Brendan reminds us of this sweet kid who gave his store-bought baseball to another youngster who missed snagging a foul ball, last year.

h/t Yahoo Shine.



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