A simple gesture by a professional athlete goes a long way with fans.
For example, fans love an athlete who will sign an autograph or take a picture with them. Not every athlete is willing to do that, but the Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton will take some time to interact with his fans.
The Panthers quarterback went out of his way after practice on Monday just to do something nice for a fan.
The Monday Morning Quarterback's Peter King detailed what happened at Panthers camp:
SPARTANBURG, S.C.-Cool scene at Panthers today: Cam Newton walks off camp field, signs+poses for photos, sees a young man in wheelchair >>>— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) July 28, 2014
<<< Cam takes off both shoes, autographs one, hands shoes to young man, greets him, wishes him well, walks on in socked feet. Man beams.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) July 28, 2014
These people love Cam Newton.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) July 28, 2014
It only took a few minutes out of Newton's day, but the kind gesture will last a lifetime for the fan.