A sparkling diamond ring may have closed the deal for Astros shortstop Carlos Correa and new fiancée Daniella Rodriguez, but it broke the heart of one of Correa’s smallest and most dedicated fans.
Four-year-old Scarlett Sanchez’s tearful video went viral after the Correa celebrated his World Series win and popped the question in front of millions of live television viewers.
Correa tweeted a plea to find the girl, and KPRC Channel 2 decided to step in and help.
My heart is melting 💗 @DaniellaRdz1 said that she can share me only with you 😂 retweet so I can meet this cute little girl 😊 pic.twitter.com/7gwjXLsnqa — Carlos Correa (@TeamCJCorrea) November 5, 2017
Our staff invited Scarlett and her family to our television studio in southwest Houston for a tour, but we had more in store for her.
As she sat on our interview couch, Correa himself walked into the studio exclaiming, “Hi Scarlett!”
Correa has had an incredibly busy schedule since his World Series win including a trip to Walt Disney World and appearances on late-night talk shows, but he knew he had to make time to meet his biggest, tiniest fan.
"I saw the video and I was like, 'Oh my gosh I need to meet this girl.' She's the biggest fan ever, she's crying over my engagement so I need to meet her and give her a hug, so I'm just glad that I'm here and I got to meet her," Correa said.
When Correa turned Scarlett’s attention to his fiancée Daniella who was standing in the studio, the little girl was gracious.
"She's cute,” Scarlett squeaked. “She’s a princess!”
“You are too,” Correa responded.
After taking photos with the Astros star and trying on Daniella’s engagement ring, Scarlett was finally happy -- and Correa was, too.
"It's not about the baseball players. I'm a human being as well. I want to be identified as a good baseball player, but an even better person. Things like this is what drives me every single day. Fans supporting me throughout my whole career and inspiring me every single day to do my best out there on the field," he said.
Correa also spoke to all the Astros fans out there.
"I want to say to the fans, thank you for your support. You guys have been amazing all year long. Thank you for being there every single day, bringing the best out of us, the energy. We fed off your energy, so thank you very much," he said.
He said the new Sports Illustrated prediction that the Astros could repeat as World Series champion in 2018 could come to fruition.
"We have the team to do it. We stay the same for next year. Our core players are the same, so hopefully we can do it again for the city of Houston," he said.
Correa said he will take some time off, then wants to go to visit the children's hospital in Houston to visit with the kids there.
As for Correa and Rodriguez, Walt Disney World has offered to host their wedding, but he said they haven't discussed the wedding plans yet.
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