Amidst a busy four-day stretch of WWE shows, rumours, title changes, and NXT debuts, it was former WWE World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles who reminded us that the smallest act of kindness can be bigger than all of those things. Monday afternoon, Styles posted this emotional letter from the family of one of his biggest fans:
The letter tells the story of young Nick Bongiovanni, a young boy whose ADHD caused him to fixate on wrestling. His parents got him tickets to a WWE show for Christmas, however shortly afterwards his Nana passed away. Saying that he needed to be with Nana, Nicky gave the tickets to a friend and chose to go to Florida for the funeral instead. Mr. Bongiovanni described what happened next:
“We’re walking through the Terminal and I hear Nicky say “Mom there goes Dolphin Ziggler.” But Ziggler had earbuds in and didn’t hear him. Then I hear him say very excited “that’s AJ Styles” your response was “what’s up Bud, I have to catch a flight for a show in Chicago,” my wife told [you] we were on our way to his Nana’s funeral. At that point you stopped dead in your tracks and said “Come here bud, who has a camera.”
Now I know this must happen to you all the time but it was so very special to him. It was all he could talk about and we said we were going to write to let you know how special it was.