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7-year-old boy tries to comfort Kyle Williams

Posted on: January 27, 2012 11:57 pm

The letter to WilliamsBy Josh Katzowitz

In the aftermath of the NFC championship game, in which 49ers receiver Kyle Williams fumbled on a kick return and a punt return and played a major role in the Giants victory against San Francisco, Williams received reported death threats via Twitter.

And when so-called fans weren’t wishing death on Williams and his non-existent family for losing a sports game, many others were cursing his name.

But not 7-year-old Owen Shure. Yes, Owen was upset after the Giants pulled out the win and yes, Owen cried about the result. But when his father tried to calm down his son, the little boy showed the kind of sympathy and understanding that the people who know better but made threats against Williams anyway should possess.

As the Huffington Post writes, Owen’s father, Michael, asked him, “’If you feel this way, how sad do you think Kyle Williams is?’” Owen paused a second, then asked his dad, ‘Can I write him a letter to make him feel better?; And from that, an old-fashioned letter -- the ultimate anti-Twitter, the un-social media -- was born.”

Here’s what the letter said:
Dear Mr. Williams:

We just watched the Playoff game. I feel really bad for you but I wanted to tell you that you had a great season. you sould be very proud, so I wanted to say thank you.

I am your #1 FAN!

Owen Shure

Los Angeles, CA

p.s. your awsome
The same could be said for Owen and his father.

(H/T to Huffington Post for the photo of the letter)

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Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2012 12:57 am

7-year-old boy tries to comfort Kyle Williams

And the dudes who tweeted death threats look douchier and douchier by the second

Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: January 28, 2012 12:30 am

7-year-old boy tries to comfort Kyle Williams

Adults have a lot to learn from children. There are parents who start fights at their children's games, and there have been many documented cases of parents taking their anger out on their children after the beloved sports team loses a game. Children also, until influenced by their elders, do not see people as inferior due to the color of their skin. Adults need to be an example to their kids and show them that, yes, good work ethic, playing the best you can, and even wanting to win are good values, but so are good sportsmanship and truly recognizing what baseball, hockey, football etc. for what they are: A GAME!!

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