Steve Smith surprises young fan who suffered meltdown over his release (video)
New Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith paid a very special to the set of “Good Morning America” on Thursday to surprise 7-year-old Gavin Simone, a huge fan of his.
A video featuring Gavin suffering an epic meltdown upon learning that Smith had been released by the Carolina Panthers went viral, prompting Smith to reach out on social media and ask for help in tracking the young man down.
Gavin, along with his sister Sofia and their father Matt, believed they were on the show simply because of the popularity of the viral video and to receive some Ravens gear, but there was a big surprise awaiting Gavin and his family when none other than Steve Smith walked on to the set.
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Not only did Gavin get a huge thrill meeting his hero — reaching out for a hug from the receiver was too adorable for words — but Smith also indicated Gavin will be an extra special guest at his football camp.
A happy ending for one and all.
[Good Morning America]