A night at the ballgame is one of the greatest American pastimes. Tradition before every game starts is to sing the National Anthem and honor the men and women who have sacrificed for our freedom.
There may be a lot of tension in our country right now circling the National Anthem, but this story is NOT one of them.
On Disability Awareness Day at Fenway Park, the National Anthem singer was a man with Autism. His performance started out strong as he sang Francis Scott Key’s words to a packed house of Red Sox fans. But about 40 seconds into the anthem, he began to giggle. Many believe he was just simply nervous to sing in front such a large crowd—and understandably so!
At first, the baseball fans laughed with him. Then the Fenway Faithful decided to help him out. They cheered, encouraged him to keep going, and then they joined in with him! Just a few voices at first, quickly turned into an entire baseball stadium sings along with the joyful singer.
In a time where this tradition is dividing our country, it’s SO beautiful to see people coming together and supporting people. Yay for humanity! And for this awesome moment.