The Carolina Panthers released Steve Smith last week, devastating fans across the Carolinas. However, no one was more upset than Gavin Simone.
Video of the 7-year-old’s reaction to his favorite player getting cut was posted to YouTube and instantly went viral. On Sunday, Smith took to Twitter to track down the fan.
I need that kids info. If anyone knw him or how to get in touch pls help me… I need help finding Gavin. The crying kid—
Steve Smith (@89SteveSmith) March 16, 2014
On Thursday, Gavin appeared on Good Morning America with his father and sister. Then, Smith walked out and surprised Gavin with a “first-time only” edition of his jersey.
“Everybody was contacting me so I was like… I’ve got to meet him and got to hook him up with some new Ravens gear,” Smith said on GMA.
Smith said Gavin will also participate in the Steve Smith Football ProCamp in Charlotte in June.