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Everett firefighter gets rare treat on Opening Day

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BOSTON (WHDH) - Friday was a day David Grace and his brother will never forget. The Everett firefighter spent the past two days attending the emotional funerals of Lt. Ed Walsh and Michael Kennedy, the Boston firefighters killed in last week’s Back Bay fire.

“It was a terrible tragedy but I was thankful to be able to attend and pay my respects,” Grace said.

To take his mind off the last few days, his brother brought him to Fenway the day of the Red Sox home opener, but they didn’t have tickets.

“I said, ‘hey, let’s go to Opening Day if we can grab some tickets. If not, we will go to a local establishment and sit around and watch the game,’” said Stephen Grace.

At the same time, a group of people approached the 7News van parked outside Fenway with two extra tickets to give away to someone who deserved them.

7News’ Nicole Oliverio tweeted about the tickets and caught the attention of the Grace brothers.

Stephen said they sprinted from Commonwealth Avenue, found the truck, and asked if the tickets were still there.

They were. David, who spent the past two days honoring his fallen brothers, had a chance to relax with his own brother, thanks to that generous group of people.

“I just want to thank them, thank them very much. Took my mind off things. It was beautiful,” Grace said.
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