As a facility worker for the Los Angeles Rams, Alfonso Garcia is used to blending into the background.
Public focus is always on the players and the franchise, but like any good team players, the Rams organization recognizes that every person who works to support the team is important. In a video that’s going viral online, we get to see Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks not only recognizing Alfonso’s hard work for the team, but give him one of the most incredible gifts a sports fan could hope to receive.
It was just a regular work day for Alfonso when he was suddenly asked to head up to the main corporate office. “One of the guys that works here, he said the general manager, Les, wanted to speak to me,” Alfonso explained. “And, well it made me a little nervous because that’s not an office you really want to get called into.”
Alfonso soon learned that he wasn’t in trouble at all. In fact, he was about to be rewarded for keeping the Rams facility in “tip-top shape.” Inside the office stood Brandin Cooks, who was holding a gift for Alfonso.
“On behalf of the team and organization, we would love to invite you and your son, Josh, round trip [to the],” Brandin told him. “You mean so much to us and everything that you do does not go unnoticed.”
Alfonso was visibly moved by the gift, telling Brandin, “This is a dream come true, man. Oh my God. Ever since I was a little boy, oh my God, maybe one day I’ll get to go to. And I get to take my son because of you guys.”
Fighting back tears, Alfonso couldn’t wait to share the news with his son, Joshua, who is a huge NFL fan. “It takes a team to achieve the dream,” the Rams tweeted.
“From the bottom of my heart thank you, I love you guys,” Alfonso said. “To have this and be with you guys in something so special like this. Wow, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you. Everybody.”
Way to go, L.A. Rams! No matter who wins Super Bowl LIII we will always respect this team for honoring the little guys who keep the trains running on time. We hope Alfonso and Joshua have a fabulous time watching the Rams play the New England Patriots!
Watch Alfonso receiving this incredible gift in the video below, and be sure to share.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) January 24, 2019
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