2-Year-Old Detroit Lions Fan Gets High Fives and Hugs from Titans Players in Viral Video
Despite being a huge Detroit Lions fan, this toddler had a great day at the stadium when he encountered some Tennessee Titans players last week.
Two-year-old Eli Boddy reached his hand out after coming across the team in the tunnel, and before he knew it he was getting high fives and even being carried by Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard.
Woodyard picked the toddler up and said, “What’s up, big man?” and gave him a five, in a viral video captured by Eli’s dad.
“We have MGM tunnel club tickets and the Titans were walking down. He said “hi” to them and put his hand out,” Amy Boddy, Eli's mom, told InsideEdition.com.
But, Eli’s day wasn’t done yet, as Delanie Walker gave the toddler the football that he scored a touchdown with.
Amy later took to Facebook to thank the player.
She wrote, “My little guy wanted to give a big THANK YOU to Delanie Walker, giving him the game ball will be something he will never forget! My husband took my son to the game and the kindness that was shown to my son by multiple Titans players was an amazing representation of what great men and athletes this team has! And although he is a Lions fan, I have a feeling he’ll be wearing a Walker jersey to cheer on the Titans whenever they play!”
Woodyard said encountering Eli meant something to him as well.
“I have a son, and it just touched my heart, seeing the kid there. That’s the thing about this game of football, it allows us to bring each other together,” Woodyard told Titans Online. “It doesn’t matter about the skin color, race, or anything, money. We are all the same, we all enjoy Sundays, and to me that was special, seeing the kid in the tunnel.”
The video now has more than 1 million views on Facebook.