So Sunday, as the Niners lost in memorably disheartening fashion, Owen became inconsolable. He was crying, saying of Kyle Williams, with the distinct sobs of a seven-year-old between each word, “But… why… did he… have to… fumble?”
… Trying to get his son to stop crying, Michael asked him, “If you feel this way, how sad do you think Kyle Williams is?”
Owen paused a second, then asked his dad, “Can I write him a letter to make him feel better?” And from that, an old-fashioned letter — the ultimate anti-Twitter, the un-social media — was born.
Young Owen then penned a beautiful letter to Kyle Williams:Dear Mr. Williams: We just watched the Playoff game. I feel really bad for you but I wanted to tell you that you had a great season. you sould be very proud, so I wanted to say thank you. I am your #1 FAN! Owen Shure Los Angeles, CA p.s. your awsome Owen, we at Jersey Girl Sports want to tell you that you're awesome!! I hope they give you the ball on their first touchdown at the home game during the 2012-2013 season with special seating and pre-game trip to the lockerrom! You rock! What a great example of what true fan shoud be, and a special shout-out to his father for instilling the kind of integrity and compassion needed in this day and time. Your JGF, ~Angela Davis