9-year-old Kolt is a die-hard Cubs fan. His dad, Andy Kyler, decided to surprise him with a rather unexpected reward for all his help around their family farm.
“You know I kinda tested you a little bit today, to kinda see how you’d react because I knew you were tired. But you never once complained, you helped. You worked hard,” the father tells his son in a video posted online by Kolt’s sister.
“This is something here that you and I are gonna do, and it’s gonna take a whole day to do it, okay? So do you wanna do it?” he asks.
Surprised with @Cubs tickets for working hard at school, on the farm, and on the baseball field ⚾️ He may or may not be their biggest fan! pic.twitter.com/EVsufB5cSF
Himes tsays her brother definitely deserved the tickets:
“Kolt has been helping his dad on their farm for a couple years with their cows, but recently Kolt got two pigs to show for 4H [a youth development and mentoring organization] for the first time so he’s had to work extra hard!,” Himes wrote to ABC News in an email. “He also made the travel baseball team again this year so he’s been busy with regular season, travel team, farm chores, cub scouts, and he is also an honor roll student! ” […]
“He had a double header that morning/afternoon, he mowed our grandma’s yard and then came home for chores and that’s when he got his surprise,” she added. “Before he was given the tickets he was asked if he would help with something that would take a whole day to do, and not knowing what it was he still volunteered to help. I think more people in the world should take note of Kolt’s work ethic, attitude, and thankfulness.”