Blaine Wiggins had taken to Facebook to tell the story of how his son, 12-year-old Easton, was given a football by Cardinals running back Chris Johnson after his 26-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. But during the exchange, the ball was knocked out of Easton’s hands and an adult, who Blaine described as 50 years or older, picked it up and refused to give it back to the boy.
“He is so disappointed,” Blaine wrote on Facebook during the game. “I told him that’s life and that there are some pretty low class people in the world.”
Then Blaine tagged the Cardinals in the post and shared the location of their seats.
Williams posted on Twitter that a man with the handle of @NealCMiller informed him of the situation, and that’s when Williams got involved.
Williams posted this:
Which started a string of tweets that eventually led to the Arizona Cardinals giving Easton a Carson Palmer-autographed football. They also brought the boy down to the field after the game.
Thx Cardinals! Truth be told this is why I do my own social media, this is why I'm here - this is what matters. pic.twitter.com/lOEjY0RUEs— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) October 27, 2015
Monday night after the game, Blaine posted a video on YouTube of Easton thanking the Cardinals.
“Just really nice that he got a ball,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said.