Steve Smith Surprises 7-Year-Old Crying Panthers Fan On Morning Show (Video)

Carolina Panthers superfan Gavin Simone experienced the surprise of a lifetime Thursday when newly signed Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith visited him on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

The 7-year-old football enthusiast’s devastation over Smith’s release from the Panthers went viral in a YouTube video that featured lots of tears. After seeing the video, Smith used Twitter to contact Simone’s family and arrange a special way for him to meet his young devoted fan.

Simone turned from hysterically upset to overjoyed when Smith greeted him on the talk show. The 34-year-old Raven even brought Simone a “Smith Sr.” Ravens jersey as a peace offering.

Check out Simone’s thrilled reaction to Smith in the video below.

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