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David Wright caps big win over Yankees by hugging thrilled Mets fan (GIF)


New York Mets superstar David Wright played an integral role in his team’s big 2-1 win over in-town rival New York Yankees on Memorial Day, sparking the team by hitting a home run in the bottom of the eighth inning of Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes that tied the score 1-1.

But what Wright did after the game possibly was even more awesome. Following the game, Wright moseyed on over to a young Mets fan and gave the kid a big ol’ hug.

UPDATE: According to a caption to an photo, the fan had asked Wright to hit a homer before his at-bat:

David Wright hugs Max Rubin, of New York, after the game as the New York Mets host the New York Yankees. Max had told Wright to hit a home run before his at bat in the 7th inning and Wright ended up hitting the game-tying home run, then came over to give him a hug after the game.

Via @MetsKevin11:

And here’s some video (via Rising Apple):

Fantastic. What a guy. Do you think that kid was at all excited about his brush with greatness? Awesome.

Unfortunately, Keith Hernandez, during his post-game analysis, said that despite his big home run, Wright has been “missing in action” from the Mets lineup all season. Okay, he didn’t, but given his lame-brained comments from earlier in the game when he referred to a broken bat as a “dead soldier” on Memorial Day, it hardly would have been surprising.

[H/T For the Win]