KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The kindness of strangers made a bucket list wish come true Wednesday night for a 16-year-old with cerebral palsy.
With the help of those two crazy fans in cat onesies, the teen received donated tickets to game 2 of the World Series. Sixteen-year-old Nate Leeker Is a die-hard Royals fan who dreamed of being able to go to a World Series game.
Last week he met the two guys in cat suits at an American League Championship Series game and quickly hit it off.
We’ve come to know those guys as Paul Long and John Stoner. After hearing Nate’s story, the duo started a “Go Fund Me” account online to raise enough money to buy Nate a ticket to the World Series.
They raised $700. It’s money that will now go to pay for some of Nate’s medical bills after a couple from Lee’s Summit donated their tickets for game 2 to Nate and his dad.
“He was just really excited, didn’t know it was coming. And I mean, I think he can give us a run for our money as being a Royals fan, so it’s cool to see it,” Long said.
An excited Nate couldn’t believe his wish had come true.
“For me, it is unbelievable,” he exclaimed.
Nate’s mom expressed gratefulness for the kindness shown towards her son.
“When I got the text Friday night, (it was) amazing that someone would selflessly give up their tickets so he could enjoy it,” Dawn Leeker said.