Tebow leaves on-deck circle to meet young autistic fan, then cranks HR

Former NFL quarterback, Tim Tebow smiles during a workout for baseball scouts. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Even in high-A baseball, Tim Tebow continues to hold the spotlight, and for good reason.

While warming up in the on-deck circle in a July 29 game, Tebow saw a young fan with autism named Seth Bosch approach him. The former NFL quarterback introduced himself to Seth, who came to tears of joy after meeting the St. Lucie Mets outfielder.

Tebow’s kindness clearly generated him some good karma as he hit a three-run homer in his at-bat to give the Mets a 10-3 lead over the Charlotte Stone Crabs.

Ileanna Bosch posted the original nine-minute clip of her son meeting Tebow to Facebook, along with a photo of the two from a later date.

Tebow’s act of kindness is not a one-off, as he offered his assistance to passengers on a flight during a medical emergency last year.

The 29-year-old has hit five home runs with 24 RBIs while posting a .248 batting average in 42 games for the St. Lucie Mets.