Dwayne Bowe spent the first eight seasons of his career as a Kansas City Chief. And he learned in Arrowhead Stadium, fandom is taken to a whole different level. Football in that city is like church and people graciously attend every Sunday, win or lose. One of those fans was 86-year-old Betty Johnson, who has had season tickets on the 45-yard line since 1986.

Now, some of these regulars, who have held tickets for a long time, develop rapports with the athletes. Bowe, in particular, would go and kiss Betty on the cheek before every game. It became a ritual of sorts, with the two becoming quite close over his eight years with the Chiefs.

Unfortunately, Betty passed away on April 16 with Chiefs hall of famer Nick Lowery at her side, according to KCTV News. But Bowe, who is now a Cleveland Brown, was not going to pass up one last opportunity to say goodbye. He made a special return trip to pay his last respects: he even spoke at the funeral and provided flowers.

“You might have thought your were the Chiefs No. 1 fan, but in so many ways, we were yours,” Bowe wrote in the message on the flowers. “Thanks for making Arrowhead feel like home to me. I will continue to play my heart out for you. Kisses to you my special angel.”

“He flew in for my mother’s funeral to give her the last kiss,” Betty’s daughter Susan told KCTV News. “Her celebration was just what she wanted. I wished I could have seen her in heaven today. I know she was there in spirit. It was a special ending to very special person.”

Dwayne Bowe recently signed a 2-year deal worth $12.5 million with the Cleveland Browns.

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