The triumph was captured on video and has since gone viral after the Suwanee dad posted it on Instagram.
Appearing on “America’s Newsroom” with host Sandra Smith, the dynamic father-son duo described their real-time reactions to the moment.
“I felt happy,” Asher admitted.
He hit the home run wearing his new Ronald Acuna jersey. Acuna is a star outfielder for the Atlanta Braves.
“For me, personally, it was a thrill,” Papa Willig added. “Because we have spent countless hours in the front yard, at the fields, and for that to finally happen after three years, I mean, of just constantly…going to the field and then seeing it go over the fence for the first time, it was a thrill.”
“All those times in front of our house this past month paid off,” Cory wrote in his post’s caption. “So proud of you son!”
“It was exhilarating as a father to see that happen because that is something I shared with my father, as well,” he stated. “And, I will never forget that moment.”
The elder Willig also told Smith that he was happy the video could “bring a smile” to those who watched it.
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“In the midst of what we are in right now, something to look at and smile is much needed,” he remarked.
Now, the Willigs are looking forward to the 2021 season.
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