Rain delays typically suck, but one kid got to be the beneficiary of a rain delay in a moment that would melt even the coldest hearts.
The Cubs were stuck in a nearly two-hour rain delay in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Brewers and catcher Willson Contreras looked to the (sparse) stands for a chance to get loose.
Contreras played catch with a kid to get loose during the delay. They tossed the ball back and forth with Contreras throwing from just outside the dugout and the kid a few rows into the stands. Watch the video above to see how the kid's day got made.
It pays to bring your glove to the game, kids.
For Carl Edwards Jr., Memorial Day has a special meaning.
That's because the Cubs reliever has a very close tie to the armed services.
Edwards met his fiance, Nette Smith, before her deployment in Afghanistan. Throughout her active service, Edwards kept in touch by writing her letters. Their relationship eventually blossomed, and now the couple has a one-year-old child.
With Smith's army commitment finished, she views Memorial Day as a time to appreciate all those who serve.
"To me, Memorial Day is a day set aside for me to remember some of the people I have met who sacrificed everything," Smith said.
Watch the couple's entire story in the video above.