Hardworking Cubs fan surprised with tickets; reaction brings many to tears

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Hard work pays off.

Kolt Kyler is 9 years old. He's a Chicago Cubs fan from southwest Indiana, who tries to watch every game. But he'd never been to one before.

His parents recently surprised him with tickets to his first game at Wrigley Field. His reaction has brought many to tears.

Kolt's parents said the tickets were a reward for his hard work and selflessness.

First baseman Anthony Rizzo and third baseman Kris Bryant saw the video and decided to do something special for Kolt. Rizzo said he'd like him to watch batting practice when he visits Chicago for the game.

Then, pitcher Jon Lester suggested Kolt and his family sit in his personal seats.

Thanks for being such a great example for other kids, Kolt. Enjoy your first time at the Friendly Confines - there's nothing like it!

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