In a moment you have to see to believe, you’ll agree that this dad deserves a standing ovation…
Landon and his dad Shaun were taking in the game at Disney’s Wide World of Sports, watching Landon’s favorite team, the Atlanta Braves, face the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Landon was enjoying his first professional baseball game and had borrowed his dad’s cell phone to take some photos of all the action. However, when he took a moment to send some of the shots to his mother, a two-pound wooden bat came spiraling in his direction, putting little Landon in harm’s way.
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With a lightning speed reaction, Landon’s dad blocked the flying bat just inches away from Landon’s face.
While other fans taking in the game ducked to protect themselves, Shaun heroically stuck out his arm, using his forearm to protect his son from harm.
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“It was going so fast I didn’t even hear it,” Landon said.
The young boy only felt the tip of the bat on his shoulder, as his father sent it flying over his head, just three rows behind the Braves dugout.
“I saw it heading towards him. I didn’t have a lot of time. Guess I’d call it Dad-mode. Just protecting my son,” Shaun said about the heroic moment.
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“I definitely think he had the hand of God, guardian angel, whatever you want to call it, watching over him that day,” said Landon’s mom. “Absolutely.”
The family is now able to share their remarkable story, and little Landon even has a memento to remember the day: his favorite player, Freddie Freeman, sent him an autographed jersey.
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