Donald Driver retired last month after 14 years as a Green Bay Packer, and because he didn’t dance or win a Super Bowl on his way out, he didn’t receive a tenth of the attention of fellow retiree Ray Lewis. But he had a similarly outsize impact on his community.
‘Decorated her house’
Driver is leaving Green Bay — sorry, folks, but it’s cold there — to return to his home state of Texas, but before he did, he stopped by the home of 78-year-old fan Angie LeRoy. She’d decorated her house to honor Driver’s retirement, and who should show up at her doorstep but Driver himself?
Turns out Driver had seen a previous story on LeRoy, a cancer survivor, and decided she deserved a visit and a personal thank-you (as well as a hug). This story shows just how much some fans really do care for their teams … and how much happiness a player can bring to those fans. Snark all you want, but the look on Angie LeRoy’s face when she sees her hero on her doorstep is just perfect.
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