Penn State cornerback Jordan Smith received some fan mail recently and decided to respond.
Smith got a letter from 9-year-old Maddy a few months ago, and the senior not only wrote back to the young fan, but Smith included a special item. Smith sent Maddy some game-worn gloves in addition to a letter, and the appreciation from Maddy and a family member was expressed on Facebook.
Smith copied the note to his Twitter account and wrote “2017 I plan to be a blessing to others.”
— Jordan Smith (@unodos_smith) February 9, 2017
The author of the Facebook message noted that Maddy had recently been bullied at school, so the gloves — which she could tell were “real” because of the grass stains — definitely raised her spirits.