Three college students with extra Red Sox ticket invite man who is homeless

Gabby Guerard
July 19, 2019 - 10:16 am

Imagine having four tickets to go to a Red Sox game, but one friend backs out. Most would call up another friend, or try selling the ticket to make some cash.

But when a young man named Pedro found himself in the situation, he had another idea.

“He said, ‘You know, I’ll give it to a homeless person. If I could find a homeless person,” Sean Wetzonis, who was heading to Fenway Tuesday night with Pedro, told Boston 25 News.

Then, the group saw a man sitting on stoop close to the park, who was named John.

“When Pedro asked him if he wanted to go to a Red Sox game, at first I wasn’t sure if he was going to get up, but then he said sure and he got up and he seemed pretty excited about it,” Wetzonis said.

Once inside the park, the group noticed John was completely immersed in the game, unlike most fans, who sit on their phones or are busy talking to one another instead of paying attention. 

The Red Sox fell to Toronto 10-4 that night, but the three college students and John had a night that was probably much more memorable than another loss for the team in Boston.