By now most sports fans have seen the video — it’s been everywhere — the one where the kid was SUPER upset about the Panthers cutting Steve Smith (see HERE if you’re lost).  Well Steve saw the video AND he reached out and found the kid — and had a surprise for him.  I love stories like this.  Check it out…






Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith on Thursday replaced the “ugly face cry” of a 7-year-old fan with a smile.

Smith, who signed with the Baltimore Ravens 24 hours after being released by Carolina a week ago, surprised Gavin Simone on ABC’s “Good Morning America” with a hug and the first “Smith Sr” No. 89 Ravens jersey.

Smith also promised to bring Simone to his football camp this spring in Charlotte.

“Had to meet him and hook him up with some new Ravens gear,” Smith said on GMA.

Said Smith on “Mike & Mike” on Tuesday: “Here’s the funniest thing. I actually met Gavin three or four years ago. … That’s why he actually bawled. Our kids actually interacted a few times. He also knows me as Boston’s dad … our youngest.”