For decades now Betty Johnson has been one of the Kansas City Chiefs’s biggest fans and for her long devotion, the team granted the superfan her dying wish, a goodbye kiss from retired Chiefs kicker Nick Lowery.
The 86-year-old has missed only three home games since 1986, her family reported. She became such a staple on the sidelines that former Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe would often seek the elderly fan out to give her a quick smooch for luck before each game.
But on Thursday Johnson’s health quickly began to fade and she related to family members that her dying wish was to see her beloved Chiefs one last time before her time was up.
“She loves them so much,” Johnson’s daughter Susan told Fox. “Her Chiefs were more important to her than her home.”
The team heard her wish and sent former kicker and Chiefs Hall of Famer Nick Lowery to give the ailing superfan one last goodbye kiss.
“We sang a prayer, and he was going to leave, and we noticed that she was no longer breathing,” Johnson’s granddaughter Autumn Barricks said after the visit from Lowery. “We believe that she was just waiting to say goodbye to her Chiefs.”
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