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2 Men Help An Elderly Fan Who’s Struggling To Get To His Seat At A Cubs Game. Then They Hear, “He’s Going Through Chemo Right Now"

October 11, 2017

Lauren Hinkston Hintzsche was attending the Cubs game with her husband when she got a front row seat to something extraordinary. An older couple was making their way to their season tickets seats, behind the plate, when the realized that because of the playoffs their seats were higher up in the bleachers.


“Anyone who has sat in the bleachers knows that even on a good day, the bleachers can be tough to navigate,” Lauren said. But thankfully two kind gentlemen sitting in front of them noticed the man struggling to climb the bleacher stairs; the men quickly got up to help the man to his seat.

“During the game, they would help the older gentleman stand when the crowd stood and the one guy stayed seated at times so this gentleman could see the game,” she said. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Even the elderly man and his wife really seemed to be having a wonderful time. During the third inning, the elderly woman leaned down and said to Lauren, “He’s going through chemo right now,” she said. “We have done about everything else we can do and this is the last step.”

Right then her husband leaned over to her and said, "I just love this!" Lauren said that she couldn't hold back tears and was overcome with emotion, completely in awe of the love between the two of them. “I gave both of those guys big hugs and thanked them for their generosity!” Lauren said. “With all the crap going on in the world, I felt this was a story I had to tell. Even though the Cubs win was just awesome, this story tops a win anytime in my book.”

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