Last month, Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman signed 6-year-old Braylon Beam to a one-day contract with the team.
This past Friday, Beam, who suffers from cancer, not only got to be the honorary coach at the Panthers' Fan Fest, he also got to dance with several members of the team.
Beam's story got Carolina's attention two months ago when he appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to talk about his #JustKeepDancing campaign, which started as a way for Beam to deal with chemotherapy treatments for a brain tumor discovered early this year.
In addition to calling plays with head coach Ron Rivera, Beam also addressed the media about what it was like to meet and dance with his heroes.
6 year old Braylon Beam is #Panthers honorary coach for FanFest and best dancer. pic.twitter.com/NsjxMcSspH — David Newton (@DNewtonespn) August 7, 2015
And in a team meeting, Beam addressed the Panthers saying,
Be brave, be positive, never give up, have a heart, go Cats.
Well said, Braylon. Well said.
Citations: Braylon Beam has 'the best day ever' as honorary Panthers coach (ESPN)