Watch Nick Saban FaceTime a 103-year-old WWII vet to talk Alabama football

Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Nick Saban took a few minutes of his time to talk some Alabama Crimson Tide football with a 103-year-old WWII veteran over FaceTime. This is awesome.

Even in quarantine, Nick Saban brings smiles to Alabama Crimson Tide fans across the land.

The head football coach has had his issues in the past with technology, but seems to have gotten the hang of it during the global pandemic. He does email these days and doesn’t rely on beta tapes to watch film any more. He’s got FaceTime figured out enough to the point where he made a 103-year-old World War II veteran’s day.

Saban surprised Major Wooten over FaceTime to check in on the lifelong Alabama fan. Wooten has been a fan of Alabama football since 1938. He’s got a pair of hats that Saban really enjoys and Wooten stills finds the time to cut his own grass. You can see for yourself how appreciative he was to speak with Saban over FaceTime.

Wooten has seen all the Paul “Bear” Bryant era and all the Nick Saban era of Alabama football. Sprinkle in that 1992 national championship team led by Gene Stallings and it’s been a great life for Wooten as an Alabama football fan.

These are the type of moments that make sports so incredibly awesome. It’s about bringing people together across generations. There are so many life lessons we can learn from football about teamwork, preparation, passion and sacrifice that can help us take on anything.

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Saban didn’t have to do this, but we are sure glad he did. This is the type of wholesome content we just cannot get enough during these trying times. It’s all about staying positive and finding ways to make someone’s day better any way you can. We will get football back one day soon and Wooten will be there to cheer on his beloved Crimson Tide. How can you not love this moment?

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