By 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:The same could be said for Owen and his father.
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!
Los Angeles, CA
p.s. your awsome
(H/T to Huffington Post for the photo of the letter)
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