Its widely known that the city of Philadelphia has thee worst fans in sports, especially football. They throw batteries at their own players. They boo'd and threw snowballs at Santa Claus. They even get drunk and fight horses (what did horses ever do to you, bro?).
But maybe there's a tiny light of hope in that hate-filled city they call "The City of Brotherly Love." Some Philly area Eagles fans raised money to send the school's bus driver and his wife to the Big Game...
How nice is this. Mount Laurel parents who love their kids’ school bus driver so much, they raised thousands to send the big @Eagles fan to the Super Bowl. Gary Kelmer of Evesham has been driving school bus in Mount Laurel for 27yrs&to many families he IS family. @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/UdYuquSmhC— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) January 30, 2018
Gary Kelmer has been a community staple in the Philadelphia suburb of Mount Laurel for decades. The 66-year-old die hard Eagles fan has positively impacted generations of kids and parents with his infectious kindness and gracious attitude, CBS Philly reports.
“He’s my favorite bus driver, and he’s very, very nice,” one student said of Kelmer. “Me too,” another added.
So, as the entire city of Philadelphia would kill to go this year’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Mount Laurel community decided it would be best to send the man who deserves it the most. In just five days, the community, young and old, raised more than $5,000 to send Gary and his wife to watch his beloved Eagles try to win the city its first Super Bowl since the pre-Super Bowl era of 1960.