On Monday, Styles shared a heart-breaking letter he received from the family of a young fan.
In the letter, we learn that sad tale of one of Styles’ biggest fans, a young boy named Nick Bongiovanni.
It reads in part…
You see, Mr. Styles, Nick had ADHD and when Nick liked something he would hyper focus on it. So Wrestling, WWE in particular was his love. From the moment he opened his eyes to the minute he closed them it was all about wrestling. If he wasn’t playing with his figures, he was on the Xbox or on the computer looking up things about wrestlers. The WWE was like family to him.
The letter then tells the story of how Nicky had received tickets to a WWE show for Christmas, but his Nana passed away and Nicky wanted to be with her so he gave his tickets to a friend.
As Nicky and his family were walking through the airport in Florida to head back to New York they received a very special surprise…
“We’re walking through the Terminal and I hear Nicky say “Mom there goes Dolphin Ziggler.” But Ziggler had earbuds in and didn’t hear him. Then I hear him say very excited “that’s AJ Styles” your response was “what’s up Bud, I have to catch a flight for a show in Chicago,” my wife told [you] we were on our way to his Nana’s funeral. At that point you stopped dead in your tracks and said “Come here bud, who has a camera.”
Now I know this must happen to you all the time but it was so very special to him. It was all he could talk about and we said we were going to write to let you know how special it was.
Sadly, on January 26th, Nicky had an accident that left him brain dead. Nicky and his father had planned on writing a letter of thanks together to Styles, expressing how much it meant to them, but instead Nicky’s dad had to write it by himself.
“You could of just walked by but you stopped and made one special little boy so happy!” wrote Nicky’s dad.
Sadly, Nicky passed away only a few hours after the letter reached Styles.
The family had started a GoFundMe to help with Nicky’s medical bills and the funeral and thanks to some help from Styles they were able to reach their goal in less than twelve hours.
Who needs things like a championship belt when just the simplest of gestures can turn out to mean so much, right? Something to keep in mind in these trying times.
H/T With Spandex