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Stranger Finds Super Bowl Souvenir Ball and Returns It to the Boy Who Lost It

Olawale Ogunjimi
Feb 17, 2020
12:00 A.M.
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A 10-year-old boy, Doni Morales lost his Super Bowl Souvenir ball during the Kansas City Chiefs celebration parade but was reunited with the ball, thanks to social media, and a kind stranger. 

Doni Morales lost his ball last Wednesday while he and his father, Kike Morales, celebrated with the crowd during the Kansas City Chiefs victory parade. 

Kike attempted to throw the ball towards the Chief's players but missed his shot. The ball then fell among the crowd, after which someone from the crowd threw the ball up to Patrick Mahomes. 

An image of an American football helmet and ball on a field. | Photo : Getty Images


Patrick, one of the stars of Kansas City Chiefs, threw the ball back at the crowd, and the ball landed on Kawai Porter. Porter later found out via Twitter that the ball belonged to Doni Morales. 

Porter said that he saw an article on the social media network and was determined to find Doni. He added:

"This ball means a lot to him. So I figured out who he was. Then we set up to give the ball back."

American football, rugby ball on a green grass field background. | Photo: Getty images


The moment Doni had been waiting for arrived when he finally got his ball back from Porter. Describing how he felt,

the young boy said,

 "I was very happy. I was like yeah, yeah!"

Doni and his father, Kike, were grateful to Kawai Porter for making an effort to return the ball, and in exchange, gifted him with Super Bowl gear and confetti from the big game. 

The doll held so much significance to Kenley, as it was a "Daddy Doll," and had an image of Kenley's father, who is currently deployed, on it.


That wasn't the end of the gifting, as the Kansas City Chiefs also offered up a Super Bowl Liv ball as a replacement for the missing ball, but Doni also let Kawai keep the ball. Kawai was proud of himself for returning the ball to Doni and said:

"It makes me feel amazing. It just goes to show that Kansas City, we've got the best people, best fans out there."

Doni was also thankful that Kawai returned the ball to him, and said that not everyone would have Kawai Porter's, kind heart. 

Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with the Super Bowl MVP trophy during the Kansas City Chiefs Victory Parade on February 5, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images


In a similar occurrence, officials of Delta Airlines returned a doll to its rightful owner, a 1-year-old baby girl, Kenley. Kenley lost the doll while traveling with her mother. 

The doll held so much significance to Kenley, as it was a "Daddy Doll" and had an image of Kenley's father, who is currently deployed on it. The doll also featured a speaker that plays a recorded message from him to Kenley. 


Kenley's mother, Arielle Britton, posted about the missing doll on Facebook and also shared an image of the doll. Delta Airlines found out about the post and took action to find the lost doll. 

After reaching out to several people, the doll was eventually found, and delivered to Kenley, along with a few gifts from the Airline. Britton put up an update about the finding of the doll on Facebook.