LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- This story has appeared elsewhere, but it's too good for me not to share here.
By now, everybody knows of the abuse Alabama kicker Cade Foster took after missing two field goals in the Crimson Tide's 34-28 loss to Auburn in the Iron Bowl.
The Twitter venom was so bad that his teammates stepped up to call out many of those sending death threats and other trash.
But they weren't the only ones. Foster also posted on his Instagram account a handwritten note sent to him by former president George W. Bush.
Dated Dec. 3, the letter reads: "Dear Cade (#43), Life has its setbacks. I know! However, you will be a stronger human with time. I wish you all the best. Sincerely -- Another 43 / George Bush."
Pretty cool for Foster, and a classy and compassionate move by Mr. Bush.
Everybody -- outside of some classless fans who I certainly hope are in a great minority, even in Alabama -- had to feel for Foster when they realized the crushing implications of those misses -- namely, a likely shot at playing for another national championship.
It's good to see someone in high places come to his aid.
Saturday, August 30 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:51:46 GMT
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