On Facebook, all my friends know me as being such a huge Nebraska fan. I constantly post about all things Nebraska Some have even become annoyed at how "wonderful" Nebraska and its fans are! One of my Facebook friends is a huge Alabama fan that is currently living in NW Indiana. They are currently in the middle of a candy bar fundraiser for the kids school. They decided to make the short drive to West Lafayette this past Saturday and sell candy bars outside the stadium. They wore their Purdue gear in hopes of appealing to the Boilermaker faithful. The following is her private message to me following their experience at that game:
"I now have a new appreciation for Husker fans. We sold candy outside the stadium while wearing our Purdue gear. Most Purdue fans blew us off and didn't give us the time of day. The Husker fans were just absolutely AMAZING. Almost every single Husker fan that passed us, bought a candy bar. We met our sales quota just from Husker fans, and then some. Not only did they buy candy bars from us, but they stopped, spoke to us, spoke to my kids, took an interest in their school and where they were from and what they were studying. It brought me to tears how people 500 miles away would take such an interest in our family selling candy bars. I was just stunned by their kindness and generosity. I have become a Husker fan now and will cheer for them every chance I get. I truly now understand why you love your team so much. Just the best people on earth I've ever been around!"
Well done Husker nation! I am so proud to be a Husker!