For those of us who are lifelong Bears fans, there are few icons quite like William “The Refrigerator” Perry. It is well-known among Bears fans that Perry hit tough times financially and then was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome. I saw this story on Reddit and was moved by the kindness shown to Perry by a Cliff Forest, 10, who saw that Perry’s Super Bowl XX ring was being sold. Realizing that Perry may have had to sell it, Forest used $8,500 from his college fund to buy the ring . . . and then tracked down Perry and gave it to him.
It turns out that Forest is not even a Bears fans. He is from California.
Forest found “The Fridge” at the Ace Hardware Spring Convention at McCormick Place signing autographs and presented the ring to him. Perry declined to explain what happened to the ring but was overwhelmed by young Forest’s act of kindness.
Well done, Cliff.
Source: Sun Times