(CNN) Former Cleveland Indians star Kenny Lofton experienced among the most significant advantages of sports fandom.
After being stuck in standby early Tuesday, awaiting a seat on his flight to open, the fast outfielder encountered a fan going to make the supreme sacrifice. Ken Kostal, an Ohioan on Lofton’s flight, quit his seat in exchange for a selfie.
Lofton had the ability to make it from Los Angeles to Cleveland for a crucial task: the ritualistic very first pitch at Game 1 of the World Series, including the Indians and Chicago Cubs.
For his hassle, United Airlines is granting Kostal 62,200 miles for an approaching flight. The number matches among Lofton’s greatest profession turning points.
“As the Official Airline of the Cleveland Indians, we are enjoyed acknowledge Indians fan Ken Kostal for assisting Kenny Lofton get to Cleveland to throw away the ritualistic very first pitch. In honor of Kenny’s 622 profession taken bases, we will be offering 62,200 miles to Mr. Kostal to utilize for future itinerary with United,” a main United Airlines declaration states.
Social media users likewise noticed Kostal’s kindness and began a project to reward him. Hearing their pleas, the Indians will now be providing Kostal a set of tickets to Game 6 next Tuesday, must the World Series make it that far.
Thanks to the altruism of a fan, Lofton made it to the video game on time.