Alex Hughes is a huge Seattle Seahawks fan. Living in Tulsa, Oklahoma, however, makes it difficult for him to see his favorite team in person.
So when the Super Bowl champs were in Kansas City to face the Chiefs last month, Hughes and a friend grabbed tickets and made the more than 200-mile trip from Tulsa to see the game.
As Hughes recounted in a video posted online, the day before the game, he was walking around town in his Seahawks jacket when a woman approached him. The stranger asked if she could take a picture wearing the jacket and send it to her boyfriend.
Hughes said he was happy to lend his jacket for the picture, but wondered why she wanted it. That's when the woman revealed she was the girlfriend of Seahawk star running back Rob Turbin.
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Sensing an opportunity, Hughes asked if he could get Turbin to sign his "12th man" flag after the game — the "12th man" being a Seahawks tradition for referring to their fans. The woman agreed to try and make something happen and the two exchanged numbers.
Unfortunately, Hughes' cellphone battery did not last through the game and he couldn't make contact with Turbin's girlfriend afterward.
But fast-forward to this month, and the faithful fan received an Instagram message from the woman, asking for his address. Hughes told Seattle TV station KOMO-TV that she told him, Turbin "was going to do something" for him.
After weeks of waiting, a box arrived from the official moving company of the Seattle Seahawks.
With his wife recording and his young son helping him out, Alex opened the box and read a letter that was inside:
I'm sorry you weren't able to meet Rob after the Seahawks versus the Chiefs game back in November. To make up for it, Rob was generous enough to get the team to autograph this Seahawks helmet."
At this point, Alex became overcome with emotion as he removed the helmet to see the signatures from every member of his favorite team. Check it out:
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