After a video of a young New Orleans Saints fan crying about Jimmy Graham being traded to the Seattle Seahawks went viral, Graham has offered Seahawks tickets to the young fan.
When Jimmy Graham was traded to the Seattle Seahawks at the start of free agency, just about everyone was stunned. It ignited what would be the craziest free agency frenzy in NFL history. One young Saints fan was more upset than most when she found out that her favorite player had been traded.
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Seeing your favorite player leave is tough for many fans, especially younger ones.
Last week a video went viral of young 7-year-old Saints fan Lexia Woods who tearfully discussed the departure of the tight end.
“Wherever Jimmy Graham goes is where I go, no matter what team,” Woods tearfully states in the video, “He’s going to the Seahawks. It’s just not smart of them to let Jimmy Graham over there.”
She isn’t wrong. Trading Graham to the Seahawks gives the NFC Champions a legit scoring threat and another dangerous weapon to a team that is already dangerous enough.
Graham, hearing of the video, reached out to Woods and her family.
According to Andy Paras of The Post and Courier, Graham has invited the family to the first Seahawks game and Woods is doing a lot better now.
"But don’t cry for Lexia, she’s doing much better now, her mom says, after receiving a flood of supportive messages from both Saints and Seahawks fans — and Graham himself, who sent them a message inviting Lexia to Seattle for the Seahawks’ opening game.“She felt a lot better when Jimmy reached out to her,” Ashley-Ann Woods said. “He said watching the video made him smile. She said, ‘Mom, I made Jimmy smile.’ To her that was the most important thing.”"
So while Graham leaving made Woods and many New Orleans Saints fans sad, he didn’t want to lose the young fan’s support.
While Graham will be scoring touchdown in blue and green and not black and gold, he still has a young fan’s support for life.
[H/T: The Post and Courier]
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