This past Friday, the 30-year-old Atlanta Braves pitcher took a moment during Game 3 of the World Series to have a moment with his newborn son.
On Twitter, Jackson reposted the sweet moment of holding his newborn on the field, writing alongside it: “My whole heart.”
“What a great year it’s been for Luke Jackson — National League champions, a new dad and two steps away from a World Series in Atlanta,” an announcer can be heard saying over the clip.
Jackson and his wife, Corinne Ridley Jackson, have kept their child’s life, very private, including his name.
Previously, Jackson gave hinted his child was born last month in a tweet he shared on Sept. 19. “Appreciate the love from everyone! One new braves fan to cheer us on down the home stretch!” he wrote at the time.
To commemorate the sweet moment, check out our favorite comments, below.
“Would it make a comeback this postseason brother. And congratulations on the kid. As my dad said to me when my daughter was born, welcome to fear!”
“The way you look at him is precious.”
“I wanna thank that baby for sharing you with us, Luke! You were really, really good tonight! Two more!”
“Winning at everything right now. Congrats!”
“Loved seeing this last night, such a sweet moment…<3 Have a good game tonight!! Go Braves!!! Let’s win this!!!!”
“Congratulations to you and your family and great job pitching last night!”
“That’s all that matters in the world!! Well done doing you partime job of pitching but most of all, your full time job of being a Dad! Congratulations!!”
“Amen Brother that right there is what really matters….Everything else is just a bonus.”
“Feel you man, I’m a new dad as well and getting to see my girl after work is like winning the World Series every night.”
“I heard that enjoy it while you can while there [sic] little toddlers yeah Go Braves.”
“And this is the whole reason you keep chasing your dreams.”
“Congrats, Dad! That’s one cute baby. GO BRAVES!”
And you can say that again, but first, let’s play ball!
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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