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Anthony Rizzo reaches out to a young Cubs fan who was brutally beaten

Anthony Rizzo is doing his best to make sure a very tough situation has a positive ending for a young Cubs fan who was brutally attacked at his suburban Chicago school Friday.

Heard Henry's school will be wearing @Cubs gear tom to show their support Wear ur gear & I'll RT pics.Let's all show our support #StayStrong

— Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) February 7, 2017

Henry Sembdner, a 12-year-old seventh grader at Kenyon Woods Middle School, suffered facial fractures and other injuries (and initially was on a breathing tube) after he was beaten by another student, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Fellow classmates began tweeting with a #staystrong hashtag and wearing Cubs gear in support of Henry, and it caught the attention of the Cubs first baseman. Rizzo retweeted many of the messages and made a special promise to Henry:

Heard you are a big @Cubs fan Henry. When you are better I have a couple tickets and BP passes waiting for you at Wrigley. #StayStrong https://t.co/VYDFPE9rY0

— Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) February 7, 2017

On Tuesday night, Henry's family announced the great news that he was headed home from the hospital:

@ARizzo44 #HENRYSTRONG You heard it here first...Henry is Home! pic.twitter.com/8fX5W2wqqS

— Karen Sembdner (@KarSluvsPlexus) February 8, 2017

Kudos to Rizzo -- and all of Henry's classmates -- for helping Henry through a terrible time. We can't wait to see the two on the field together at Wrigley Field.