SEATTLE, Washington (KING) – A Packer family’s disappointment over their team’s NFC Championship loss was made less painful thanks to the generosity of a Seahawks fan.
The McElravys were in the stands at CenturyLink Field to witness the Green Bay’s last-minute loss to Seattle.
Packer die-hards, Tim McElravy and his 13-year-old son Austin found themselves surrounded by jubilant, ecstatic Hawks fan. That’s when a generous Seahawks fan named PJ gave his Seahawks jersey to Austin.
So why did he give Austin his prized jersey?
“It was an emotional decision at the time, it was my last year’s Super Bowl jersey and Sherman is my favorite player,” P.J. Ledorze explains. “You attach memories to that. As awesome as those memories are, that kid is never going to forget that moment and that means more to me than that jersey.”
On Tuesday, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman also caught wind of Ledorze’s kind gesture through the power of social media.
Sherman posted a message of his own on Facebook and Twitter, asking people to help him find PJ. Sherman so he can give PJ a signed jersey.
“That would blow me over the moon, I don’t even know how to respond,” said Ledorze.
If he does indeed get that signed jersey, Ledorze says he won’t be giving that one away.
“I would be honored to receive a signed jersey from my favorite player,” he said. “That one would be staying with me for life. It’s important to know, this one would not be given away at all.”