While Tuesday’s game itself brought many emotional moments between the mother–son duo, the Dodgers continued to make fans sob when they posted the video of the actual moment of the reunion at the airport.
Graterol instantly began crying when he saw his mother, whose eyes were also filled with tears. They hugged for a long time.
“Look at how big you are, my love,” Ysmalia said when she saw her son. “You’re so lovely, Papi. You’re beautiful, oh my goodness.
All the feels for Brusdar and his mom reuniting at the airport. 😭 pic.twitter.com/sbrMYXHC6d— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 20, 2023
Ysmalia also got to meet Graterol’s daughter and wife in person for the first time.
Graterol has been trying for many years to get his mother to the United States from Venezuela, but a visa issue caused Ysmalia to delay her visit.
During Tuesday night’s game, Graterol appeared in the eighth inning and threw just 13 pitches to get three quick outs. He pointed to his mother in the stands while walking off the field, making for an emotional scene at Dodger Stadium.