Teen gives young cancer patient Opening Day tickets

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A teenager says he felt good giving Opening Day tickets to a young cancer patient. (KTRK)

A teenager is giving a generous gift to a young cancer patient.

The 17-year-old from Kansas City handed him free tickets for the Royals' home opener.

It all started with a simple post to Facebook.

"I said, 'Like it and give me a comment by 6:30 and I'll choose a winner,'" says Lorenzo Harrison.

Immediately, the comments began rolling in.

"People were saying this was their honeymoon weekend, we just got married, my birthday is this week," Harrison says.

Harrison was searching for the perfect person to give his Royals home opening tickets away to.

While there were plenty of fans willing to take them, there was one post from a woman named Emily Davis that Lorenzo couldn't seem to ignore.

"Her son had been battling cancer since the age of six, he's 13 now," Harrison says. "So he's been doing that for seven years. It keeps coming back, but this time they say it's close to remission and it's probably going to go away for good."

Harrison found his winner. And Friday, he handed Davis and her son the tickets.

While they didn't want to be interviewed for the story, Harrison says he'll never forget the feeling.

"The young boy started crying because he put this in through the Make a Wish Foundation but they hadn't gotten to him yet," Harrison says. "I'm just trying to do something good and give back to the community."

The face value of those tickets is about $900.

The Royals are facing the New York Mets in their home opening game.

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