CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- A dream came true Wednesday afternoon for 94-year-old Jesus Garza as he got the phone call of a lifetime to attend the World Series.
Ben Soltero De Martin, a man with Corpus Christi, Texas roots, called Garza and his family to give them two free tickets to a World Series game.
Martin bought the tickets out of the blue.
"Worst case scenario I was going to sell the tickets if I wasn't going to make it," he said.
After seeing a story on 11Alive's sister station KIII Martin said he knew right away that he was going to give his tickets to Garza.
Currently, Martin lives in Harrisburg, Virginia but he was born and raised in Corpus Christi and is a die-hard Astros fan himself. Martin said before his grandfather passed away he got to take him to a game at Minute Maid Park.
"I could kind of in my head picture Mr. Garza having the same feeling," he said. "And I knew it was something I could be a part of even in a little way."
KIII shared the Facebook video of Garza rooting for the Astros.
"Come on, Astros!" Garza said in a video posted to Facebook. "Win this championship World Series, 2017!"
Garza's daughter, Linda, said that despite the high cost of seeing Major League Baseball games, he would take all seven of his kids to see the Astros play at least once a year until they were in their teens.
The family created a GoFundMe page on Tuesday to help cross off a major item on Garza's list. But that's no longer the case with the phone call from Martin.
Garza and his family said they couldn't be more grateful and now Garza doesn't know what son or daughter he plans to take to Friday's game.