Life as six-year-old Colin Toler knew it, was turned upside down on September 30th. Colin would never get to see his dad again because he passed away from a medical condition.
His dad promised to take him to a Panthers game, but after the unexpected happened, friends of the family gave Colin's family tickets to the Panthers, Green Bay match. Both of his grandfathers attended with him.
"I was like I didn't even know what to think," Colin said.
But when Cam Newton scored a one yard touchdown in the 2nd quarter, Colin saw him walking his way.
"I was like oh gosh, oh gosh," Toler said. "Am I going to be on the big screen or am I going to be on TV? I was jumping up and down like yeah!"
Newton didn't know the back story of how or why Colin was there that day. But the story this family will now forever hold is priceless.
"You guys had already been on the fan cam and I told people around us, 'that's my grandson right there.' And then you got the ball, I said that's my grandson too, and they were like wow, what a day he's having," said Chris Baker, one of Colin's grandfathers.
And for Colin, he'll forever have a Cam Newton game ball and the memories of fellow Panther fans.
"The back people were like, 'can I take your picture?' And I was like yeah. And the side people gave me high fives and stuff, it was pretty fun."
Colin's family said complete strangers in the stands also went out of their way to make Colin's day extra special. Colin is looking forward to his next game.