A heartwarming story out of Pennsylvania where just after the last game of the regular season between Avon Grove High School and Coatesville High School, both teams gathered at midfield for an unusual joint effort. One of Avon Grove’s star players, Gavin Picard, had recently been diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma and players from both teams wanted to show their support.
Someone later posted about the moment on the Avon Grove HS Football page on Facebook. "After an emotional week for one of our football players (#6, we've got you) and the emotions of our last game for our seniors, Coatesville players and coaches came up to our team after the game to show their support of our #6 Gavin Picard,” the post reads. “[They brought] Balloons in the color of Gavin's cancer ribbon and a #6 balloon. There were not very many dry eyes in the stadium."
Gavin’s mom Beth Picard also took to social media to say how much the gesture meant to her family. “Last night I witnessed an incredible act of sportsmanship, humanity and kindness that I will never forget,” she wrote. “They don’t know Gavin but they treated him like a brother and made it clear that they have his back … You showed the community tonight that it’s bigger than football, that you are really good people and that kindness always wins. Thank you.”