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Bears fan thanks Green Bay for terrific hospitality after bad loss

The Bears suffered an embarrassing 55-14 loss to the Packers on Nov. 9 at Lambeau Field.

But one Bears found something to enjoy about his first experience at a Packers game: the fans.

In a letter to the editor in the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Vince Slisz of Orland Park thanked the Green Bay fans for the pleasant, never hostile experience.

“I was wheeled as close as possible to my seat. where I had to take one step at a time. We were eight rows up on the 30-yard line behind the Bears. All the way down, Packers fans offered me their arms and hands to help me to my seat. As there are no backs to the seats, I had trouble sitting up straight. Not two minutes into the game a Packers fan gave me the chair that hooks on to the seat.

I don’t think I have ever seen such kindness at any sporting event, and there was no doubt I was a Bears fan. I want to thank everyone in Green Bay for their kindness, even the next day. I will be sure to tell everyone I know this story. It made a painful day, in more ways than one, a day to remember in human kindness.”

Read the full letter here.