Albert the Gators' mascot shields a kid from a foul ball

Florida's mascot Albert E. Gator was in the right palce at the right time when he saved a fan from a foul ball during the baseball team's game against North Florida

Albert Gator is enjoying Internet fame, after protecting a young fan from a foul ball and instead taking the brunt of the bounce.

The heroic act happened at a baseball game between the Florida Gators and the University of North Florida.

The mascot uses his arms and body to protect the boy and the foul ball ends up bouncing off Albert Gator's foam-filled head. He was all good afterward and gave the thumbs up.

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Brave Albert was actually shielding the young fan sitting beside him. The ball got Albert right between the eyes.

After realizing his brush with disaster, the boy adorably performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, on Albert, who fortunately walked away unscathed.

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