Starting off the season with a home run on his first pitch, Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is already making headlines in the pro baseball scene—but this time, it’s got nothing to do with the game. Once again, Tebow proves that his love for God and people far outweighs his passion for sports.
After his game on Tuesday, he was doing interviews and signing autographs as a member of the Mets minor league team when he noticed a man on the sidelines having a seizure. The front-row fan, Brandon Berry, was convulsing and foaming at the mouth before his body fell completely limp.
Tebow dropped what he was doing and began to pray over Brandon, who miraculously gasped for breath just seconds after Tebow touched him according to several eyewitnesses.
“Tebow signing autographs. Fan has what looks like seizure. Not moving. Tebow puts hand on him and says a prayer. Man breathes. WOW,” tweeted ABC journalist Kari Van Horn.
“It was a miracle moment that happened there,” another witness, Daniel Kelly, reported to the Associated Press.
The following is an account of the incident detailed by the Associated Press:
Daniel Kelly, a Tebow fan from nearby Casa Grande, said he met the ill spectator early in the game. Kelly was getting a baseball autographed by Tebow when the seizure began.
“He’s just shaking violently,” Kelly told The Associated Press by phone. “We’re like, ‘Get a paramedic! Get a paramedic!’”
Kelly said he and his wife, Samantha, began to pray. Kelly then looked up to see that Tebow was also praying while placing a hand on Berry’s leg.
Tebow remained by Brandon’s side for 15 to 20 minutes until the emergency crew arrived to help him.
“You just remember what’s important,” Tebow told ABC News. “Baseball’s awesome it’s something I’m so excited I get a chance to pursue, but what’s important is lives matter, people matter. This young man, he mattered. So my first instinct was to just be with him, put my hands on him and pray for him… We get caught up in so many different things, things that we’re pursuing and we forget about what matters most is the people around us.”