Cam Newton was busy in the days immediately after the Carolina Panthers’ Week 16 game. He had to completely make the day of Taylor Deckard, a 10-year-old boy with a “severe heart condition.”
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) December 28, 2016
It’s hard to not get at least a little emotional seeing Taylor’s reaction to meeting Newton.
For his part, Newton seems to be connected to these children in a big way.
"My heart falls for a child in any situation. I was just there to comfort him." https://t.co/LAUte9Vh1T
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) December 28, 2016
This is a side of Newton that doesn’t get anywhere near enough attention. While people are worried about his end-zone celebrations and outfits, Newton does an awful lot for those in need.
At Thanksgiving, that meant hooking 800 underprivileged children up with a big meal. At Christmas, it means granting a sick child’s wish.
Even in a cynical world, it’s hard to see that as anything but good.