Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo may have found himself a new walk-up song thanks to a young girl from Carmel, Indiana.
Four-year-old Eden Stembel was laying on top of her mother, Betty, when she announced she was going to sing a song for Rizzo. Then the girl asked if her mom could send it to him.
“I can try,” Betty responded with a bit of skepticism in her voice.
So, Eden began the soft melody.
“Anthony Rizzo is the best boy ever. Best Cub ever,” she sang.
Then Betty posted the clip to Twitter on Monday, hoping that Rizzo would see it.
— betty (@ytteb) September 25, 2017
Thanks to the power of social media and more than 100 retweets, the three-time MLB All-Star and all-around good guy, who constantly offers support to families affected by childhood cancer, did in fact hear the song.
On Tuesday morning, he responded with a tweet of his own, praising Eden’s tune and telling her that he’d love to send her a signed baseball.
This song is definitely a billboard top 10. DM me her information that hit is definitely worthy of a signed ball. https://t.co/lZ5pOeYNez
— Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) September 26, 2017
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Eden was in daycare when he responded, so she had not heard the news, but when she did, she was gushing with emotion.
The tweet inspired Betty to drive three hours one way to Wrigley Field, with Eden in tow Tuesday night, according to WGNTV, so the young girl could take in her first Cubs game.
Rizzo has long championed his fans, and giving back to his community. In late August, he donated $3.5 million to the cancer center at Lurie Children’s Hospital to fund research and programs for children with cancer.
A Hodgkin lymphoma survivor himself, the facility renamed their 18th floor waiting room after the Cubs star to show their appreciation for not only his donation, but for his weekly visits.
So, little Eden is right. That’s a guy certainly worth serenading.