Imagine buying tickets for you and your family to attend a sporting event only to find out on the day of the game that the order was flubbed.

You might be forced to spend hours on the phone with the team's ticketing office, trying to sort through the mess. Or, like Minnesota Twins fan Alex Berg, you could get a little more creative.

Berg tried to buy four tickets online for a game between the Minnesota Twins and the Texas Rangers. But when game day arrived, something had gone wrong.

With tens of thousands of followers and an extremely busy schedule, professional athletes don't always have time to respond to their fans. And it's especially difficult on game days. But Perkins responded quickly, and his interaction with Berg is a perfect demonstration of the beauty of Twitter.

Tip of the cap to Perkins for helping out a fan in need.

In the past year, Twitter interactions have led to ticket giveaways, impromptu games of catch and even a wedding invitation. Not too shabby.