Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has touching moment with cancer survivor, reminds us why he's the man

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At this point, there's little doubt that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is the face of the Toronto Blue Jays franchise. At just 24-years-old, he has already made such a massive impact on this team both on the field and off of it.

As both Vladdy and the Blue Jays as a whole limped to the finish line of one of the worst homestands in recent memory, there was one silver lining to the recent series against the Baltimore Orioles.

Seated behind home plate during one of the games from this past weekend was a young fan holding a sign directed at Bo Bichette, conveying a message along the lines of "knock one out of the park just like I knocked cancer out".

While Bichette may not have been the one this sign reached, Guerrero made sure to take the chance to make the boy's day. Vladdy had one of the Blue Jays' bat-boys deliver a game-used bat to the child prior to one of his at-bats, in a heartwarming gesture.

This move is just another reason why Guerrero is the man. We didn't really need more reasons to love him, but the guy is just everything a city could want out of a baseball player. On the field, he is one of the premier talents in the game. Off the field, he is one of the most charitable and kind-hearted players around.

The Blue Jays themselves posted a video of the young boy's reaction as the bat was hand delivered to him, bringing a bit of happiness to an otherwise disappointing day in which the Blue Jays lost 6-5 to the second-place Orioles.

Entering the day, the Blue Jays remain in last-place in the AL East division, 9.5 GB of the first-place Rays (who they are currently facing) and 1.0 GB of the fourth-place Red Sox. Guerrero has continued to be one of the better offensive contributors on the club, hitting seven home runs with 27 RBI and an OPS+ of 136, but the team as a whole is having troubles getting going at the plate and on the mound.