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Matt Kemp Gives Fan Shirt off His Back at AT&T

Disabled fan walks out of AT&T Park with Matt Kemp's cap, jersey and shoes

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Matt Kemp Gives Fan Shirt off His Back at AT&T

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Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers tosses his bat away in frustration after he pop-up to center field for the third out against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning at AT&T Park on May 4.

Even die-hard Giant fans are applauding the effort of Dodger outfielder Matt Kemp for his post-game actions during this weekend's series in San Francisco.

At the end of Sunday night's game, Kemp ran over to disabled Dodger fan who was sitting in the front row near third base and shook his hand.

Kemp then grabbed a baseball to sign. Then he handed the fan his cap.  Kemp then literally took the shirt (jersey) off his back and handed to the man. And if that wasn't enough - Kemp then took off his shoes and handed them over the fence.

The fan has been identified as Joshua Jones, 19, from Tracy.  Jones has been battling brain cancer for three years. He told our NBC affiliate in Los Angeles that he was surprised by the gesture. 

"I'm still kind of amazed by it," Jones told NBC4. 

The video of the seemingly impromptu gesture went viral on social media Tuesday.

Giants fans who caught on to what was going on cheered the effort.

NESN reported that Dodger third base coach Tim Wallach noticed the Jones in the front row and brought it to Kemp's attention.

Kemp's generosity came after his team was swept by the Giants.

The person who posted the video described the clip this way:

Matt Kemp is sucha great person. He came over after the game and made one of my best friends night :) he's fighting a tough battle and this was sucha great gift by Matt Kemp ! I'll never forget this.

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