WATCH: The viral clip of a man stealing a baseball from a young child isn't all that it seems 2 years ago

WATCH: The viral clip of a man stealing a baseball from a young child isn't all that it seems

It didn't look good.

At some stage in recent memory, you may have come across a clip of a Chicago Cubs fan seemingly stealing a baseball that had been thrown to a young fan in the crowd at Wrigley Field.

It was rage-inducing stuff...

The clip soon went viral and even came to the attention of staff at the Cubs, who gave the kid in question a baseball autographed by infielder Javier Báez to make up for his apparent disappointment.

As it turns out, the man who 'stole' the ball wasn't as bad as he had initially seemed.

A Reddit user named 'btbrian' did a bit of digging and found out that, according to fans who were sat close by (see below) that he had already given a ball to the young child sitting in front of him and gave other balls that came his way to fans in his vicinity.

His generosity has been acknowledged by the Cubs themselves, as was confirmed by local sports anchor David Kaplan on Monday.

All's well that ends well.