Houston dad David Bramlet and his 11-year-old daughter, Addison, are diehard Astros fans, and in 2017 he promised her if their team made it to the World Series, he’d buy tickets and take her to her first World Series game.
When last month the Astros upheld their end of the bargain, David found himself coming up short facing the hefty costs for World Series tickets.
It had been a rough year.
But not wanting to renege on his promise, he made a tough choice: to sell off his valuable Astros memorabilia online to procure a pair of the prized tickets.
His collection includes a signed Jose Altuve jersey, vintage Astrodome seats, and more—worth thousands all told—all of which he posted for sale.
Luckily for the dad and daughter duo, a good Samaritan stepped in just as oglers were starting to chomp at the bit and bid for the items.
Atlanta Braves fan Miles Neal, 27, from Kennesaw, Georgia, was browsing online for tickets to Game Six when he came across Bramlet’s memorabilia advert.
The Georgian would have none of it.
“I have a lot of that kind of stuff too man, and it’s super sentimental and valuable to me,” he told The Epoch Times. “I knew he didn’t want to sell it but wanted to hold up on his promise.”
“There was no way that I could let this guy sell all of his memorabilia, he just needed to be able to take his kid to the game, and I had a little bit of extra money that I could help him out with.”
A dad himself, Miles knew how important the occasion was—taking your kid to their first World Series game is a big deal.
He took his son to his first game this year.
David was very grateful, and they were introduced online by Fox News prior to the game.
“It’s mind-boggling he’d do something like that for us, and we’re very appreciative,” David told the station.
Then, Miles flew to Houston and joined David and Addison for Game 6 at the Minute Maid Park for the special occasion.
“It was cool,” Miles added. “I’m sure they would have been a little bit more pleased if the Astros had won, but I know that they had fun.”
Despite making it to Game Six, Houston couldn’t quite shore up The Braves’ lead, though it will surely be a game Addison and her dad won’t forget.