Players from Texas East (left) and Oklahoma console each other. (Photo: Pat Carrigan/Little League Baseball and Softball)
A little leaguer proved to have a big heart.
A touching moment caught on camera during a Little League World Series regional tournament between Oklahoma and Texas East on Tuesday was a home run on social media.
In the video — which was shot during the game’s first inning, per USA Today — Oklahoma’s Isaiah Jarvis is seen getting pelted in the head by a speedball from Texas’ pitcher, Kaiden Shelton.
The pitch is so intense, that Jarvis is seen immediately falling to the plate and hugging his head in pain.
Thankfully, Jarvis was wearing a helmet and was not injured. He was able to resume playing. After he made his way to first base, Jarvis seemed to notice that Shelton was visibly shaken up on the mound.
In response, Jarvis called time and threw viewers a huge curveball as he made his way to the mound to console Shelton.
"Hey, you're doing just great"
Oklahoma little leaguer gets hit in the head and then comforts the pitcher who is shaken up afterward pic.twitter.com/hYYLiy511K
— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) August 9, 2022
“This is such great sportsmanship,” the game’s announcer could be heard saying in the video.
Jarvis then really hits it out of the park when he offers Shelton some words of encouragement.
“Hey, you’re doing just great,” Jarvis can be heard telling a tearful Shelton in the video.
Twitter users were also moved by the rare moment, which felt like it almost came out of left field.
See their responses below:
Most of the grownups in America could take a lesson from this young man. Get's drilled in the head and is competing but more concerned about the pitcher.
Well done! https://t.co/uV7RTlFFx3
— Cache Walker (@CacheWalker) August 9, 2022
Same with the pitcher. His instant remorse is such a human aspect that’s missing in sports these days.
— TheRealGeoffGoodsell (@RealGeoffGoods) August 9, 2022
This brought tears to my eyes! This is the way it should be. https://t.co/EMbFck4US7
— Shannon Angel (@73SNAngel) August 9, 2022
Teach us how to love little ones... https://t.co/5HFlCD5i5J
— Dr. Derwin L. Gray (@DerwinLGray) August 9, 2022
Sports build and reveal character. https://t.co/7qtBVCYK9b
— Jason Kander (@JasonKander) August 9, 2022
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.