CHICAGO — Justin Escalona has been to hundreds of Cubs games with his dad, Emmanuel, but none better than Friday's Game 3 of the World Series.
Escalona, a film student at University of Southern California, surprised his dad overnight at their home in the northwest suburbs, then the pair sat together in the bleachers.
Escalona received the tickets from Seat Geek, and made a three-minute video detailing the whole experience.
"It’s been so long since him and I have had the opportunity to do something together because I live so far away now," Justin Escalona said. "It’s an experience I’ll never forget."
Escalona reached out to Seat Geek, which said in an emailed statement they knew Escalona's plan was "a dream we had to support."
Emmanuel Escalona grew up in the city and graduated from Loyola University Chicago. The founder of Escalona Real Estate LLC spent much of his free time with his son at Cubs games.
""Even though the game didn't end the way we wanted it to, it was such a fun night having my son back home," Emmanuel Escalona said.
Justin Escalona said the best part of Friday's game, which the Cubs lost 1-0, was recapturing the childhood memories he had with his dad.
"The best part of this experience was being able to relive old memories we used to share," he said.
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