After he collected three hits in the Red Sox’ 4-2 win in Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday, it would have seemed that Mookie Betts’s work was done for the night. But that was not the case.
WEEI’s Lou Merloni tweeted Thursday night that Betts provided trays of hot food for some of Boston’s homeless after the game.
Little birdie told me an amazing story. This was the scene last night around 1am out in front of the Boston Library. Trays and trays of food fed the homeless. The man that delivered the food wasn’t looking for attention or praise BUT deserves it. God Bless you Mookie Betts pic.twitter.com/4Ox7O0edo4— Lou Merloni (@LouMerloni) October 25, 2018
Mike Winter, a VIP host for area clubs, witnessed the scene as two men began distributing food to some of the homeless community at the Boston Public Library. Winter recognized one of the men as Betts.
“They were flabbergasted,” Winter told WEEI. “You see a lot of celebrities do stuff for recognition, but the fact was he was trying to stay totally on the down-low. 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.
“Nowadays people do stuff because they want recognition. He didn’t even want recognition. He wasn’t being followed by cameras like people do on Instagram. This is just him being himself.”
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