Wherever college football legend Tim Tebow goes, a crowd is sure to follow him. One youngster learned that the hard way, failing to get Tebow’s attention during the Heisman winner’s appearance in Knoxville Saturday morning.
Tebow, who was in town covering Saturday’s game between top-ranked Georgia and conference rival Tennessee, made it up to the fan afterwards, apologizing for the snub over FaceTime. He also offered to send him a signed copy of his new children’s book, Bronco and Friends: A Party to Remember.
This was all orchestrated by Tebow’s SEC Network colleague, Laura Rutledge, who noticed a boy crying, heartbroken at missing the chance to meet his idol. The touching scene, documented by local news anchor Ashley Sharp, quickly caught the attention of social media, where Rutledge’s kindness was widely applauded.
Props to Rutledge and Tebow for making a young fan’s day while proving that even the smallest gestures can go a long way.
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