The moment between the normally gruff Votto and small boy made national news and helped to catapult Votto a top three finalist for Major League Baseball's 2017 National League Most Valuable Player of the Year award.
Votto continued to honor Superbubz after the boy died at home early Oct. 6.
The star athlete quietly joined hundreds of other mourners who attended the child's visitation.
Votto wore a gold ribbon symbolizing childhood cancer awareness pinned over his left chest.
He insisted on waiting in line just like everyone else to pay his respects and brought Superbubz's mother cream roses.