Last night, the Chicago Cubs staved off elimination with a 9-3 win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 6 of the World Series. It was the Cubs’ second straight win, and after being down 3-1 in the series, there will now be a Game 7 for the whole ball of wax. Shortstop Addison Russell was the big hero of the night, as the 22-year-old crushed a grand slam and tied a World Series record with six RBIs in a single game. But while Russell was the man on the field, Bill Murray came through with the biggest act of kindness.
Karen Michel is a Cubs fan from Whiting, Indiana, and she decided to come to Progressive Field last night in hopes of scoring a single ticket to Game 6. She wasn’t able to purchase a ticket, but thankfully for her, she was lucky enough to cross paths with Murray. Via MLB:
Disappointed but not surprised by her luck, Michel turned away from the ticket window. She soon noticed actor Bill Murray walking by, and, her interest piqued, she started to follow him.
What she wasn’t expecting was for Murray to turn around and hand her his extra World Series ticket.
“He turns around and says, ‘Here, here’s a ticket,'” she said. “And he kind of shuttled me into the door. I thought it was just a ticket to get in. But it was a ticket to sit right here.”
By “here,” Michel meant the seat right next to Murray, in the box section closest to the field, a few rows behind home plate.
Bill Murray is the coolest man on the planet. That’s not an opinion or hyperbole either; it’s a scientific fact. He could have easily found someone to go with him or sold his ticket, but instead he opted to give a total stranger the night of her life. Such a selfless and generous dude.
As an added bonus for reading this far, here’s yet another example of Murray being awesome during the World Series. This video was taken at a Wrigleyville house party after Game 4 in Chicago, but is just now making its way around the internet. Watch Eddie Vedder, Derek Trucks, and Murray have a blast tearing up “The Weight.”