Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett made a lasting memory for a young fan who almost missed out on seeing her favorite team in action.
Jim Love, wanted to take his 5-year-old daughter, a diehard Packers fan, to a practice but his plan hit a snag. The family was headed to Green Bay last Friday to attend Packers Family Night, but their flight from New York to Milwaukee was canceled due to weather. The earliest the family would get to Milwaukee would be on Sunday.
@packers #sobstory from a @Vikings fan/dad of a Packers kid. Couldn't find a comm outreach email to share story with! #PackersCamp #nfl pic.twitter.com/HAIAgQbAqa
— Jim Love (@jim_love) August 4, 2017
Love, an avid Vikings fan, swallowed his pride and tweeted the Packers hoping his daughter and grandparents would be allowed to be a guest for practice, or get a tour on Monday.
But Martellus Bennett had something better in mind.
I'll hook you up on Monday. I'm not sure if practice will still be open but if it is I gotcha. If not we can grab a bite together. https://t.co/CqhuxUdaFX
— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) August 5, 2017
Got this pic from Grandpa earlier. Words do not do enough to thank you! pic.twitter.com/ZRv1IoGRjD
— Jim Love (@jim_love) August 7, 2017
Bennett came through on his promise, taking the young girl on a bike ride. But, he did have one request to the father. Exchange his Vikings jersey for a Packers one.
Father to father is all good bro. Glad we got to make her dream come true. Now we need you to wear a @packers jersey to the Vikings game. https://t.co/r5r7WhsJMw
— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) August 7, 2017
Thanks for the lift, @MartysaurusRex! ? #PackersCamp pic.twitter.com/2HWfMeQATL
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) August 7, 2017
Bennett and the Packers open their NFL preseason tonight at 8pm at Lambeau Field against the Philadelphia Eagles.