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Seth Lundy Makes One Young Penn State Fan’s Tailgate Dream Come True

What started out as a tweet from one Penn State alum turned into a dream come true for one young Nittany Lions basketball fan.

On Saturday, Megan Murray tossed out a tweet into a universe having no idea what would come of it. She asked men’s basketball forward Seth Lundy to come by her family’s tailgate and meet her daughter, Maddie.

Much to her surprise, he not only responded to the tweet but showed up at the tailgate to make Maddie’s dreams come true.

Lundy and new basketball transfer Jaheam Cornwall stopped by the family’s tailgate to say hello to a very excited 8-year-old Maddie.

Murray said Maddie has been a basketball fan since she was a baby, and she’s been fully immersed in the Penn State culture since birth. Murray herself graduated from Penn State in 2002, played soccer here, and got her master’s in 2005.

Maddie is a huge Lundy fan because she looks up to him as a player, thinks he’s an amazing three-point shooter, and loves his hair, too. For Maddie, Lundy is a role model, and she’d someday like to play basketball just like him.

“They were both wonderful and took pictures and talked with our kids. It overwhelmed us how kind they were,” Murray said. “It was amazing that out of everyone they came and took the time to come to our tailgate.”

This experience with Lundy made a day for Maddie she will never forget, and Maddie even went as far as to say it made for her favorite Penn State tailgate she’s ever been to.

“I was so touched that he was willing to go out of his way,” Murray said. “This young man who has other things to do made the effort to come over and couldn’t have been nicer to our kids and spent time with us.”

Perhaps we’ll see another Lundy and Maddie meetup this season. Hopefully, in about 10 years, Maddie could play basketball in Happy Valley and serve as a role model for young kids like Lundy is for her.

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Sarah Sacker

Sarah is a senior majoring in journalism and a writer for Onward State. She is from Annapolis, Maryland, and is a huge fan of the Ravens and Capitals. Follow her on Twitter @Sarah_Sacker8 or email her at [email protected]

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