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Mookie Betts Quietly Feeds Homeless After World Series Game 2

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Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts reacts after scoring a run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning in game one of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)

By    |   Friday, 26 October 2018 01:19 PM

Mookie Betts, outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, has caused a sensation off the field this week when he was spotted feeding the homeless in Boston after Game 2 of the World Series.

It was a chilly night, hours after the Red Sox took a 2-0 World Series lead on Wednesday, when Betts was spotted handing out trays of food to dozens of people in need outside the Boston Public Library, according to WEEI.

Mike Winter, a VIP host for area clubs, spotted the outfielder with his cousin, distributing the food to a line of homeless people in the streets.

"I didn't know who they were at first. They had hoodies on," Winter said. "Next thing I know they are laying out trays of food. Then they're walking around all of Boston library where there are tons of homeless and telling people there is food around the corner."

Winter said Betts walked away when passersby noticed who he was.

"No pictures. No nothing. None of the homeless even knew who he was but they were just grateful for what he was doing," he said. "He wasn't out looking for any recognition all. A lot of people are looking for a pat on the back and he wasn't looking for that whatsoever. He was incognito just trying to do good."

Former Red Sox infielder Lou Merloni, later shared a photo of the unofficial feeding scheme on Twitter.

"The man that delivered the food wasn't looking for attention or praise BUT deserves it," Merloni posted. "God Bless you Mookie Betts."

Betts is known to lend a helping hand to those in need, NESN pointed out.

In 2015, he gave a homeless man in New York a pizza and credited the act for the Red Sox's ensuing victory over the Yankees.

It would seem athletes have a penchant for reaching out to those less fortunate.

Earlier this month, University of Tennessee walk-on Garrett Johnson gave a homeless man his shoes, and a video of the college student and football player's good deed went viral, winning him praise as a good Samaritan.

In a post to Twitter, Johnson said he was walking to get food one night when he came across a homeless man who "couldn't walk because his feet were hurting from the torn shoes he had on."

The college student immediately backtracked to fetch two pairs of shoes to give to the man.

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Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts caused a sensation off the field this week when he was spotted feeding the homeless in Boston after Game 2 of the World Series.
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