By Greg Argos

By Greg Argos

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Phillie Phanatic really wanted to meet Katie Maunder. He wanted to meet her so much, that he kicked her cousin out of her seat.

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“Truthfully, it was the most fun part of the game,” Maunder said.

This past Friday, Katie, who is blind, went to the Phillies game with her family.

“He suddenly appeared nearby and he came up behind us,” said Katie’s mother Trish.

“Mum asked him if I could touch him and he said it was fine,” Katie explained.

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“Making it real for all of us, making tangible things real for the blind is really important,” Trish said.

After allowing Katie to see him through touch, the Phanatic decided to have a little dance party with her.

“It was cool, it was really great to see her reaction,” said Tom Burguyne, the Phanatic’s best friend. He says the furry green guy loved making the game a great one for Katie.

“The Phanatic spotted our friend our there and he wanted to have some fun and make sure she was experiencing what everyone else experienced,” he said.

 

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