Peyton Manning certainly gained some fans in Omaha throughout the past week and now he can add arguably the most adorable one to that growing list.
The Denver Broncos quarterback uttered “Omaha” over 40 times in last Sunday’s win over the San Diego Chargers and the city is basking in all of the unexpected attention. They can’t thank Manning enough for all of the free advertising, and five businesses in the Nebraska city are even pledging to donate $500 to Manning’s charity for every “Omaha” he yells at the line of scrimmage against the New England Patriots.
The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha has also jumped on the Manning bandwagon, choosing to name a rockhopper penguin chick after the quarterback.
“I think the whole world knows how much Nebraskan’s love football,” Omaha Zoo Director Dennis Pate said in a press release. “It’s fun to hear such a great quarterback chanting out our largest city’s name hundreds of times per game. We get a kick out of it and are happy for Peyton and his team.”
Meet Peyton the penguin below.