What’s a teenager to do when he gets to an autograph event and realizes he doesn’t have the fat wallet necessary to enter? Tweet about it, of course. Chris Newton did, and New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes came to the rescue of Newton and his three friends (@Dylan_DiNatale, @hunt_30 and @Blackewalker11) in a green Porsche.
Spikes was at the event the four young men wanted to attend. When Newton tweeted about their dilemma by mentioning Spikes’ Twitter handle, Spikes told them to look for him in his car. He quietly gave them each $100, but the story eventually made its way to Twitter — and then the traditional press.