Jun 10, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (19) hits a solo home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the second inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Baseball fans love it, no matter how dangerous it is, when one of their heroes goes flying into the stands to make a catch. It happens with less frequency because of the netting that protects fans from foul balls in stadiums. But there have been some doozies. Derek Jeter diving face first, of course. Anthony Rizzo on top of the tarp. Alex Gordon flying into the White Sox fan at U.S. Cellular Field.

It’s dangerous for players because stadium seats are notoriously uncomfortable to dive into. But what if someone had to make a catch where there were nothing but stadium seats? And what if the catch was made by a (presumably) 10-year-old boy?

That’s what happened at Great American Ball Park on Thursday, when a young left-hander in a Cincinnati Reds jersey made a diving catch into a lower row of seats in pursuit of Joey Votto’s sixth home run of the 2021 season.

Maybe a slight bruise on his torso from the arm rest. It’s all worth it! It’s mostly worth it. The reactions from the fans around him will be another unforgettable part.

Take a closer look at Kid Votto making the play of the day:

It would have been a nice play on the field, but when you factor in the seats, it’s legendary.

Will this kid grow up to be the next Jay Bruce? Keep an eye out!

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