7-Year-Old's Letter to NFL Star Sets Example for Sports Fans Everywhere

49ersForget all the recent stories about sports fans doing crazy/mean/inappropriate things: 7-year-old Owen, a loyal 49ers follower, makes up for every idiot who ever beat up a mascot or took advantage of a passed-out guy at a bar wearing the wrong jersey.

Owen was really, really sad when the Niners lost to the Giants. Like, devastated. Poor kid. So distraught was the child, he was driven to tears.

Desperate to understand how and why 49ers receiver Kyle Williams blew it, he managed to ask his father one question (in between sobs):

"But why did he have to fumble?"

To which his dad Michael replied:


"If you feel this way, how sad do you think Kyle Williams is?"

(Clever chap, that Michael.)

Immediately, Owen forgot the depth of his own personal sorrow and decided he wanted to write Kyle Williams a letter (to "make him feel better."). This is what he wrote:

Dear Mr. Williams:

We just watched the Playoff game. I feel really bad for you but I wanted to tell you that you had a great season. you sould be very proud, so I wanted to say thank you.

I am your #1 FAN!

Owen Shure
Los Angeles, CA

p.s. your awsome

I'm not sure if Kyle Williams has seen this letter, or if it did in fact make him feel better. (How could it NOT?)

But I'm sure about one thing: More sports fans should follow little Owen's lead. In about 30 seconds, the kid figured out that hey, pro athletes are people too! Mature, compassionate ... and super-cute.

Do you think Kyle Williams would "feel better" if he read Owen's letter?


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