Rickie Fowler And J.R. Smith Helped Reunite A Military Family On The Golf Course And Now I Have Chills


For the past three and a half, Sergeant First Class Bryan Greene had been stationed overseas for the U.S. Army, leaving behind his wife, 15-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son.

Greene recently returned home and was slated to caddy for Rickie Fowler Wednesday at the Quicken Loans National Pro-Am, unbeknownst to his family. Fowler, who was in a hilarious foursome including Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith, ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Quicken Loans CEO Bill Emerson, played an intricate role in reuniting Greene with his family in a chill-inducing way.

This was the Sergeant’s first proper introduction to his son, who was just months old when his father jetted overseas. Pretty good stuff.

The family also got to chat with J.R. Smith, who quickly found out the boy’s favorite team is the one who beat his Cavaliers handily in the Finals.

“It really puts it all in perspective,” Smith told CSN Mid-Atlantic. “To see the joy and emotion on his kids face, it’s beautiful. They haven’t seen their dad in over three years. I can’t imagine what that’s like. It’s a really special moment.”

I was losing hope, but this reassured me that sometimes the internet can be used for good!

[h/t CSN Mid-Atlantic]