• KEEP POUNDING: Panthers' RBs lift fan's spirits with a serenade


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers proved once again how much their fans mean to them by helping to lift the spirits of one woman who had been going through a hard time.

    [PHOTOS: Panthers' RBs lift fan’s spirits with a serenade]

    Lynn Leonhardt lost her husband earlier this year, and her friends flew her to Charlotte from California to see her beloved Panthers.

    [VIDEO: Panthers sing "Lean on Me"]

    Leonhardt and a small group of friends with the Panthers’ fan group, Roaring Riot, got a tour of Bank of America Stadium.

    But there was a final surprise for Leonhardt.

    “I was ushered into the studio, and there before me were Christian McCaffrey, Jonathan Stewart on the keyboards, friends and I was serenaded and then Fozzy Whitaker came out,” Leonhardt said.

    With McCaffrey and Stewart on the keyboards and Whitaker on the mic, the trio performed the song “Lean on Me” for Leonhardt.

    “They sang a song that had a lot of meaning to me because I recently lost my husband and this was a trip to know that the love is still here and here,” Leonhardt said. “It’s a light in a dark tunnel that I’ve had. It’s going to be something that will help sustain me, that will create incredible memories going forward. It’s the culmination of everything good.”

    The three shared a hug with Leonhardt and brought in a big bouquet of flowers for her at the end of the song.

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