David Ortiz, the popular designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox, exploded the internet today with various incarnations of the above photo. Everyone from news outlets to social media reported the photo from last night’s game against the Kansas City Royals and the story that accompanied it.
Apparently a fan asked Ortiz to pose with their infant for a photo. Ortiz agreed and took the child in his arms–right when the national anthem began to play. True to form, Ortiz stood for the anthem with the baby cuddling up to his right shoulder.
And the internet lost it.
As of this afternoon, Ortiz’s photo op with the baby ranks as the top hit on Reddit’s front page.
For these and many, many, many other adorable reasons, this photo and story #WinsTheInternet.