If there’s one thing we know about Yasiel Puig, it’s that the dude is the definition of a character.
But despite the fact that Puig has been on three different teams during the course of the last year, it’s never been a question of his personality, as Puig is generally considered to be an extremely likable guy.
And in case you needed further proof of that being the truth, we bring you this absolutely heart-string-tugging story of how Puig decided to spend his lone off day in New York City.
As Puig’s Cleveland Indians were in New York City to play both the Yankees and the Mets, the team had just a single day off between the two series.
Now, while some players may use that time to explore the Big Apple or take their sidepiece out for a fancy dinner, Puig decided to spend his time off by chartering a private helicopter out to Camp Simcha, an overnight camp in upstate New York that focuses primarily on children with cancer and other blood disorders.
In a tweet following his visit, the Indians outfielder called the trip “one of the best days of my life”:
“Today was one of the best days of my life. I want to thank so many people, starting with all of my new friends at Camp Simcha. Thank you for welcoming me and giving me your smiles today. You are my inspiration and when I do good things on the field I will do it for you.”
I mean, seriously… how could anyone not like this guy? Pure class.
Eric Italiano is a New York City-based writer who still isn’t sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Contact him: firstname.lastname@example.org.