Longtime Red Sox fan receives tearjerking surprise.

Jorge Camargo
Contributing Writer

Brian Peterson, a lifelong Red Sox (he even named the family dog "Yaz") lost his wife 14 years ago to cervical cancer. He has three daughters that he raised by himself, teaching them values that are relevant to him, such as the love for the Boston Red Sox. Peterson grew up in Massachusetts, where he learned the struggles of being a Sox fan during the 20th century and one of the last trips with his wife was to Fenway Park.

Earlier this week, Peterson's daughters submitted his story to NBC's "Today Show" to arrange a spectacular surprise. Peterson's daughters blindfolded and took him to Fenway, where he said he could recognize the smell and knew where he was. Inside the ballpark, Peterson was taken to left-field and inside the Green Monster, where he signed the left-field scoreboard. Finally, Peterson and his daughters met Mike Napoli and Dustin Pedroia before a 7-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

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