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Young fan awards Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen amazing heartfelt souvenir

Major League Baseball handed Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen the Roberto Clemente Award on Monday. But one fan nearly upstaged the league with his own "honor."

And it's a piece of hardware we're guessing McCutchen will also find room for in the trophy case:

Matt - thank you for the HR ball... and the autograph! More importantly, I'm so glad you're doing better and healing....

Posted by Andrew Mccutchen on Monday, November 2, 2015

The All-Star outfielder and former MVP was given a home run ball accompanied by a heartwarming letter from Matt Graeber, a young fan whom McCutchen has visited at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

The gift, Graeber wrote, was one of three home run balls he hit after his treatment for a brain abscess, and it blew away McCutchen, who called Graeber a "true hero."

The same could be said for McCutchen whose myriad acts of benevolence are well-documented and earned much attention in March after he cut off his trademark dreadlocks to be auctioned for charity.

Real (hero) recognize real (hero).

H/T to Bleacher Report