Grandfather’s bucket of baseballs and note go viral on social media

When cleaning out his garage, grandfather Randy Long decided to donate an old bucket of baseballs to a local batting cage, with a note that said, “If you are a father cherish these times.”
1:42 | 10/01/20

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Finally tonight here, America strong. The message from a grandfather, taped to a bucket full of old baseballs. It is the note from a grandfather taped to a bucket of baseballs now being shared by so many. Rusty long, a grandfather in Montgomery, Alabama, writing the word "Free," and adding, "Hope someone can use some of these baseballs in the batting cages. I found them cleaning my garage. I pitched them to my son and grandson for countless rounds. My son is now 46 years old and my grandson is 23 years old. I am 72 and what I won't give to pitch a couple of buckets to them. They have both moved away. If you are a father, cherish these times. You won't believe how quickly they will be gone. God bless. P.S. -- Give them a hug and tell them you love them every chance you get." That grandson, Ethan Anderson, here with us. Hi, David. Telling us how he played Gase ball with his grandfather for years. When I first saw the note, I made he tear up a little bit because my granddad is not usually a very emotional guy. So when I saw that side of him, it made me a little emotional, as well. So, that was special for me. Ethan telling us the reaction to his grandfather's words has been overwhelming. We loved all of it, from reminding people about the days they had with their dad or their gandgranddad, and just to never take those moments for granted. Grandfather rusty here with us, too. Tonight, telling us that he and Ethan planning to return to the batting cages this weekend. And grateful so many families have been moved by their words. We were moved, too. Grandpa rusty and Ethan back to baseball this weekend. Good night. (Vo) Hi, may I have a New York Series scratch-off ticket?

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