Randy Long's Heartwarming Note to Other Parents Left on a Bucket of Baseballs
When you have little kids, it's easy to get wrapped up in the routines of everyday life. Heck, sometimes we're so tired, we're just hoping to simply make it through the day unscathed. However, a man named Ethan Anderson shared a note written by his grandpa on Twitter that will encourage you to remember to slow down and savor the moments spent with your kids.
After cleaning out his garage, Ethan's grandfather Randy Long decided to give away a bucket of baseballs he no longer had use for with a heartwarming note attached:
Hope someone can use some of these baseballs in the batting cages. I found them cleaning out my garage. I pitched them to my son and grandson for countless rounds. My son is now 46 y/o and my grandson is 23 y/o. I am 72 and what I won't give to pitch a couple of buckets to them. They have both moved away. If you are a father cherish these times. You won't believe how quickly they will be gone.
P.S. Give them a hug and tell them you love them every chance you get!
Randy's thoughtful words hit home for Ethan, who has many fond memories with his grandad. "When I was a kid we would usually go a few times a week to hit in the cages," he told ESPN. "Many times I didn't even want to go, but he always wanted me to be the best player I could be."
As soon as Ethan posted the note to social media, it immediately gained popularity, amassing more than 220,000 "likes" and 29,200 retweets in just a few days. Scroll ahead to get a look at some of Ethan's follow-up tweets as well as strangers' heartfelt reactions to Randy's important reminder.