HOUSTON (FOX 26) - The eight-year-old Houston Astros fan, at the center of a widely-shared video that showed her being scolded by an adult Astros fan, was treated to quite the experience on Friday for Game 1 of the American League Division Series.
Chloe and her family were invited to attend the game at the request of Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. It was a little more than a week ago when he, along with millions of other people, watched the video of Chloe being quiet after a fan told her, "Enough!" Chloe's mother says she was cheering loudly and that's what caused the person to turn around.
"I’m really excited," said Chloe, ahead of ALDS Game 1.
"It’s been crazy," said Kinley, Chloe's older sister.
Support for a cheering Chloe began pouring in after the video was posted to Facebook on Sept. 24 by Chloe's mother.
"It’s even worse because with Chloe’s disability," said Kinley.
Chloe's mother, Monica, explained that Chloe has Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD). The disorder makes it difficult for Chloe to understand emotion.
"Everyone knows that I’m the biggest Astros fan ever," said a very excited Chloe.
Transportation was provided for Chloe and her family on Friday to Minute Maid Park where she was able to watch the entirety of Game 1 and even steal the bases in-between innings. She was successful with only two seconds to spare.
In addition, Chloe was given a personalized jersey by the Astros. On the back was number 43, which is the number for McCullers. When asked, Chloe says McCullers and Jose Altuve are her favorite players now.
"They thought it could get loud here before, it’s electric in the postseason," says Joe Beaver, Chloe's stepfather.
And lucky for this family, the weekend began early and will last long for some of the biggest Astros fans.
"I mean, they were missing school for this anyway, but you know it’s good. we don’t have to count them as absent today," says Beaver.
And even though school was out, Chloe is still learning a valuable lesson at Minute Maid Park.
"Keep cheering for your team," says Chloe.