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Good Guy Bill Murray Gave a Random Cubs Fan a Free World Series Ticket — for the Seat Right Next to Him

Celebrities Attend Chicago Cubs Vs. New York Mets National League Championship Game
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One critical step in living a very Bill Murray life? Random acts of kindness. Per, during last night’s Game 6 of the World Series in Cleveland, baseball fanatic Murray gave a Chicago Cubs fan a free ticket, which just so happened to be right next to him in the luxurious box section behind home plate. Karen Michel, a lifelong Cubbies fan, explained that she initially tried to acquire a ticket at the Progressive Field box office, but when that proved unsuccessful, she spotted Murray walking into the stadium and decided to follow him out of intrigue. “He turns around and says, ‘Here, here’s a ticket,’” Michel told MLB. “And he kind of shuttled me into the door. I thought it was just a ticket to get in. But it was a ticket to sit right here.” The duo spent the duration of the game chatting and getting to know each other, and the Cubs ended up clinching an impressive 9–3 win. What a good-luck charm!

Bill Murray Gives Random Cubs Fan a Free Ticket