Dad surprises son with Cubs tickets as reward for hard work

CHICAGO, Illinois (KTRK) -- Are you ready to grab a tissue? Because this is one of those stories that might make you cry happy tears.

Hannah Himes has a little brother named Kolt Kyler, and he is a huge Chicago Cubs fan. He also works hard in school and around the family farm.

"Kolt has been helping his dad on their farm for a couple years with their cows, but recently Kolt got two pigs to show for 4H (a youth development and mentoring organization) for the first time so he's had to work extra hard!" Himes wrote to ABC News in an email. "He also made the travel baseball team again this year so he's been busy with regular season, travel team, farm chores, cub scouts, and he is also an honor roll student!"

Kolt's family thought it was about time Kolt was rewarded, so they surprised him with tickets to a Cubs game in June.

"You never once complained. You work hard," Kolt's father, Andy Kyler, said in a video Himes posted on Twitter.

In the video, Kyler asked Kolt to do one more task.

"This is something here that you and I are going to do, and it's going to take a whole day to do it. Do you wanna do it?" Kyler said.

Without hesitation, Kolt nodded "yes."

Kyler handed his son an envelope, and when he realized what was inside, he couldn't help but cry.

The video has melted the hearts of thousands online since Himes posted it on April 16.

"For Christmas he got a Cubs t-shirt and cried, so I assumed being surprised with Cubs tickets we would get an even better reaction," Himes said. "And his thankfulness wasn't a surprise. He is always grateful for gifts, trips for ice cream, anything."

The tickets are for the June 3 game against the St. Louis Cardinals. It will be Kolt's first time at Wrigley Field.

After the video went viral, Cubs player Kris Bryant tweeted about his excitement for Kolt.

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