When This Little Girl Threw The First Pitch, The Catcher Removed His Mask And She Burst Out Crying

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Image: YouTube/FOX Sports
Image: YouTube/FOX Sports

Alayna Adams had just thrown the first pitch of the game – a rare privilege offered to only a handful of special guests. But after the catcher scooped up her ball and removed his mask, she started sprinting towards the man on the other side of the field.

Image: Unsplash/Phil Goodwin
Image: Unsplash/Phil Goodwin

In 2013 Alayna Adams was a 9-year-old girl living in Tampa Bay, Florida. At the time, her family situation was a little unusual, as her father was deployed away from home with the U.S. Army.

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Image: Unsplash/JJ Thompson
Image: Unsplash/JJ Thompson

But one day, something unexpected happened while she was at school: the principal called her and her mom into his office. It seemed that he had something to tell them.

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