Mookie Betts, a member of the Boston Red Sox, hasn’t just been performing like an MVP on the field, but off the field as well. After Boston’s World Series Game 2 victory on Wednesday, where they bested the Los Angeles Dodgers, Betts spent his time away from the field doing something truly inspiring.
WEEI’s Lou Merloni posted a tweet with an image from outside of the Boston Library. He wrote, “Little birdie told me an amazing story. This was the scene last night around 1am out in front of the Boston Library.”
“Trays and trays of food fed the homeless. The man that delivered the food wasn’t looking for attention or praise BUT deserves it,” Merloni continued.
“God Bless you Mookie Betts.”
Other Twitter users were quick to express their appreciation of Betts, and the posts gathered over 12,000 likes and nearly 5,000 retweets over the course of 24 hours.
“MVP in real life, too,” said one commenter.
“Love that. Not surprised. He comes across as very humble and thoughtful; not surprised that empathy’s high on his list of character traits,” said another. “Boy, do we need more pro athletes like Mookie.
This isn’t the first time Betts has been associated with a random act of kindness of that nature.
The secret behind Mookie Betts' two-homer game? Giving a homeless guy a pizza. pic.twitter.com/MgpFWOfv0W
— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) October 1, 2015
In 2015, he said that a multi-home run game was the result of good karma after he gave some pizza to a homeless man.
Game 3 of the World Series is Friday night. Currently, Boston leads 2-0.