The Boston Red Sox announced Saturday that they'll record an It Gets Better video, and credited 12-year-old Sam Maden for the idea.

The move comes a week after the San Francisco Giants released a video for the campaign and days after the Chicago Cubs announced they'll record their own video.

The It Gets Better Project encourages gay teens to not cave in to bullies, because life eventually gets better. The video campaign is helmed by gay activist and Seattle alternative The Stranger editor Dan Savage.

More than 9,000 people signed onto Maden's online petition asking the baseball team to join the campaign. Maden said he started the petition drive in honor of his late uncle Chris Nutile, who was gay.

“The Red Sox are my favorite team, and when I saw the Giants were doing it, I really wanted to get them to do it too,” Maden told The Boston Globe. “I see kids who are bullies, I see them everyday. I do what I can to get them to stop, and I thought this might make it better.”

“We are proud of dedicated Red Sox fans like 12-year-old Sam Maden who have taken the courageous step of publicly standing up against bullying of LGBT youth,” said Susan Goodenow, vice president of public affairs and marketing for the Red Sox, in a statement. “The Red Sox have frequently done PSA videos, or public service announcement videos, on important social issues. We are currently producing an 'It Gets Better' video to support the It Gets Better campaign to stop bullying of LGBT youth and teen suicides. We hope that when it is released it will both reflect our continued commitment to be active participants in the community and help advance the efforts of Sam and others to stop bullying. Our team stands for respect and inclusion — there is no place for discrimination or acts of hatred in Red Sox Nation.”

Writing at the It Gets Better blog, Savage said that he's thrilled by the attention MLB teams are bringing to the project, but added that the “most important IGB videos are still the ones created by average, everyday, ordinary LGBT adults.”