People are so busy totaling up the winners and losers in NFL free agency that they forget one important factor:
What about the kids?
One tot named Gavin took the departure of Steve Smith from the Carolina Panthers hard — very hard — and naturally his dad recorded his sobbing reaction and posted it on YouTube.
Poor little guy isn’t helped by his chipper sister, who says “I love Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly!” (She wouldn’t be trying to make him feel worse, would she? Nah. Siblings aren’t like that.) The child’s reaction reached Smith, who signed with the Baltimore Ravens last week and reached out to the family on Twitter.
I want to contact this kid Check out ″This Kid Is NOT Happy With The Carolina Panthers!” at http://t.co/KjwV3XZwDa— Steve Smith (@89SteveSmith) March 16, 2014
A little later, the story ended happily with a promise from Smith.
I found Gavin. His dad and I got in contact. Once I’m back in town will hook up the Lil guy…… everyone thank u for ur help— Steve Smith (@89SteveSmith) March 16, 2014
Brandon Jacobs set the bar pretty high for Smith a couple of year ago, when he rewarded a little Giants fan who sent him his $3.36 savings in an attempt to keep him in New York.