While on a flight over the weekend, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu had no idea an entire family had been observing his actions. But when he started to disembark, he was slipped a note that ‘really put a smile’ on his face. The note was signed, “The Family that sat behind you” and has gone viral for all the right reasons. Check it out in the post below!
Hi! You don’t know us, but we wanted to thank you. Our son sat behind you on this flight and watched you. He saw you studying your plays, watched you make healthy choices with your snacks, food and drink. He watched how polite you were to everyone.
He is only 10 but just made an elite hockey team and we are on our way to training in CT. You are an inspiration to children and for that you should be proud!
Thank you and best of luck!
The family that sat behind you
This definitely put a smile on my face. ☺️ the little things. pic.twitter.com/OFKpwcho5H
— Mohamed Sanu Sr. (@Mo_12_Sanu) April 22, 2017
The Falcons quickly confirmed Mohamed’s character through their official twitter account.
A role model both on and off the field. Proud to have this guy on our team. https://t.co/hwgasWszX6
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) April 22, 2017
It seems no one is surprised that the footballer is such a great guy, but it’s still nice to see a kind heart and humble nature take the limelight.
As one Twitter user said,”So awesome to see this especially in the times we live in. There is hope in this world. And it starts with just one person.”
Remember, you never know when little eyes are watching.
Share and spread a smile!
Here’s what social networks say about this:
Debra Milot It’s the same as knowing you’re appreciated and loved. Even better to hear or read the words.
Liz Aylor Mitchell Character is who you are when you think nobody is watching. Wonderful example!
Scott Livesey Sanu is a good guy. He had a great reputation on and off the field at Rutgers
Anita L. Allee So glad that some sports figures take their position as role models seriously by being gentlemen in public and in private.
Judy Martin An example that will last that boy a lifetime.