Six-year-old Walter Herbert, nicknamed Superbubz, was invited into the Colerain locker room by coach Tom Bolden and got to lead the Cardinals onto the field. Walter is fighting stage 4 neuroblastoma.
After Votto hit a home run Thursday’s against the Mets, the Reds star high-fived Walter behind home plate and gave the youngster his bat and jersey.
The world needs more people like Joey Votto. pic.twitter.com/3wg2l4Ob8h
— MLB (@MLB) August 31, 2017
Chive Charities, an organization dedicated to helping individuals with rare medical conditions, helped the Herbert family meet Votto in the Reds clubhouse last week.
Walter also got a chance to practice with FC Cincinnati.
The Herbert family hopes it can help more children like Walter by raising money to make September Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. They will hold a fundraiser to support that cause at the Public House Sept. 16 in Cheviot, Ohio.