The Seattle Seahawks and their "12th Man" had a huge parade to celebrate the team's Super Bowl victory this past week. During the celebration, pictures of a teenager wearing San Francisco 49ers gear starting popping up all over the Internet, but no one really knew his story.
As it turns out, his story is pretty inspiring.
UPDATE: Saturday, February 8, 9:18 p.m. ET
Safety Craig Dahl of the 49ers has caught wind of this story and tweeted out his support:
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According to a report from Heather Graf of King 5 News, the boy seen wearing all of the 49ers gear is 15 years old and actually a ward of the state, meaning that he's essentially homeless. According to the report, one 49ers fan was going to give him tickets to a game at the new stadium in San Francisco, but when she heard about his story, she decided to set up something bigger.
A woman by the name of Catherine Tate has set up a Go Fund Me account to help raise money for the 15-year-old. The money will help send him to a game in San Francisco and will also go toward a college fund.
The best part of all of this Both Seahawks and 49ers fans are chipping in.
This isn't the first time the bitter rivalry has done good. The two sides hosted a competition to raise money for local hospitals in the opposing team's city this past season.
Sometimes sports brings out the best in people.