TIMEOUT FOR KINDNESS: An ECU Football Story

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Many kids often dream of meeting their favorite athlete, though few ever get the chance.

But on the second day of the new year, our own Tyler Feldman witnessed one chance encounter that involved an ECU football player and a young Pirate fan.

Back on January 2, 2019, Scott, a 12 -year-old diehard ECU football fan, randomly ran into popular quarterback Holton Ahlers at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Our own Tyler Feldman just so happened to be in the same terminal and captured Scott and Holton tossing the football around outside the gate. Feldman posted the video of Holton's act of kindness on social media, and it went viral.

One month later, both Holton and Scott were able to reconnect at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, and Holton gave Scott a once-in-a-lifetime behind the scenes tour of the ECU Football facility.