Outpouring of support for homeless 49ers fan who showed up at Seahawks Super Bowl victory parade

February 11, 2014 9:10:41 AM PST
Fans of the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers have joined together for a common purpose, and it's all because of a 15-year-old who showed up donning 49ers gear at the Seahawks' Super Bowl victory parade.

The trip from Kirkland to Seattle is only about 12 miles, but for 15-year-old Ronnie Andrews, his bus ride to CenturyLink field that day seemed to take forever, CNN reports.

He fully expected the jeering when he showed up wearing 49ers gear, but not what happened next.

Photos of the young fan in enemy territory went viral. And with them, so did Ronnie's story.

For the last four months, he's been on his own, moving from shelter to shelter as a homeless teen.

A website was soon created by a fellow 49ers fan, initially with the plan to send Ronnie to a game, but it's since grown into a cause fans of any team can support -- a college fund that's growing by the hour.

And there may be more good news in his future. According to KING5, several qualified foster care providers have come forward in the last few days, and said they would welcome Ronnie into their homes.

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