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If you like hugs and gifts, you'll love the best fan-player interactions of the past week

At some point in your life, you've probably really wanted to hug your favorite baseball player. That's a perfectly natural feeling: We all want to be closer to our heroes. But did you ever imagine your favorite player had a similar desire to hug you? If your favorite player is Erick Aybar, you would be justified in that fantasy.


Check out the video above for even more heartwarming moments, including Joey Votto's gift to a young fan and baseball's return to Houston. Everyone knows that it's best to start the week with a smile.