6-year-old Colin Toler and his father always bonded over football.
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When his dad passed away from a medical condition on Sept. 30, Colin's life "was turned upside down," reports WSET.
However, friends were determined to fulfill the promise Colin's dad couldn't and gifted his family tickets to the Panthers' game against the Green Bay Packers.
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The 6-year-old was at the game with his two grandfathers when Cam Newton scored a touchdown in the second quarter. Then Colin noticed the quarterback was walking his way. Needless to say, the boy was excited.
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Newton handed the 6-year-old his touchdown ball, not knowing how meaningful the moment was to him.
Although the famed quarterback didn't know Colin's backstory when he handed it to him, the ball and its story is represents a priceless moment for the Toler family.
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