Packers tight end Martellus Bennett makes a young fan’s dream come true

Martellus Bennett visiting with the Glen Ellyn Golden Eagles in Chicago from October 2013. (Photo Courtesy: Jim Larrison (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett made a lasting memory for a young fan who almost missed out on seeing her favorite team in action.

Jim Love, wanted to take his 5-year-old daughter, a diehard Packers fan, to a practice but his plan hit a snag. The family was headed to Green Bay last Friday to attend Packers Family Night, but their flight from New York to Milwaukee was canceled due to weather. The earliest the family would get to Milwaukee would be on Sunday.

Love, an avid Vikings fan, swallowed his pride and tweeted the Packers hoping his daughter and grandparents would be allowed to be a guest for practice, or get a tour on Monday.

But Martellus Bennett had something better in mind.

Bennett came through on his promise, taking the young girl on a bike ride. But, he did have one request to the father. Exchange his Vikings jersey for a Packers one.

Bennett and the Packers open their NFL preseason tonight at 8pm at Lambeau Field against the Philadelphia Eagles.