NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Who says that professional athletes aren’t role models?
We know that plenty of them aren’t, but there are still many so-called “good guys” in sports.
Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano appears to be one of those good guys.
Last Friday, before the Yankees were set to host the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, 13-year-old Nick D’Annibale — a survivor of leukemia — made a visit to the MLB Fan Cave in Manhattan to play some Wiffle ball with MLB.com’s Cave Dwellers.
All of a sudden, in true old-school American fashion, an ice cream van showed up. You can’t ignore an ice cream truck on a hot day, can you? Of course not.
But who was the ice cream man in the truck? None other than the Bronx Bombers’ four-time All-Star!
Cano shocked D’Annibale — who was sporting Cano’s No. 24 jersey at the time — and proceeded to participate in the game.
“I thought it was just going to be ice cream,” D’Annibale said.
After D’Annibale struck a ball well, Cano gave the youngster a high-five and said, ”Whoa, you’re better than me!”
Watch the touching scene here.
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