This young Blue Jays fan was absolutely starstruck by Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
The legend of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has spread quickly. It's one factor to be the son of a Hall of Famer, but it's quite another to also be a 20-year-old who zoomed through the Minor Leagues with ease and stole the show at the Home Run Derby.
Blue Jays fans have fallen in love with the wunderkind, no matter how far from Toronto they might live. Nowhere was this more evident than at Tropicana Field on Tuesday night, where the Jays were set to take on the Rays.
Before the game, Guerrero stepped over to sign for some visiting fans, and his appearance set one lucky autograph-seeker into near-delirium.
Childhood can bring so many pleasant memories, but it's ones like this that really stick with you.
His day was just made. I mean, look at that face.
This kid is never going to forget the exact moment when Vlad Jr. walked right up to him and signed a ball.
With all due respect to Brandon Drury and Cavan Biggio's homers, everything else about Tuesday will probably wash away in time for him, but not this. Never this.
Andrew Mearns is a writer for Cut4 whose baseball obsession was born from the shattered dreams of Mike Mussina's perfect game attempt in 2001. He has a startling memory of World Series highlights that barely functions as a party trick.