This lucky fan happened to be in the right spot at the right time for a Miguel Cabrera hug
Ever wanted to be wrapped up in a big bear hug from Tigers first baseman, Miguel Cabrera? Of course you have -- you're only human and beyond hugs just being cozy, they also help alleviate existential concerns. On Thursday, this lucky fan got one simply by being in the right spot at the right time.
When Juan Uribe hit a popup down the first-base line in the bottom of the fourth inning, Cabrera came near the railing to see if he could make the play. Either trying to steady himself (doubtful) or simply seeing a perfect opportunity for an embrace (probable) Cabrera wrapped his arms around the man. The man's facial expression upon realizing what's going on is perfect.
Of course, the moment is really sold by the man who is holding onto his seat partner for dear life. Foul balls: They just bring people together.
As for the hug-receiving fan? Kevin, from Cleveland, Ohio, later told MLB.com that when he realized it was Cabrera, it was "just shocking, in the best way." Despite being a lifelong Cleveland fan, he still admitted it was "pretty awesome. I loved it." Of course, for his dream MLB hug: "It's gotta be someone on the hometown team. Definitely [Francisco] Lindor."
Additional reporting by Missy Perez / MLB.com Real-Time Correspondent