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Peyton Manning's just an ordinary guy, as one visit with a family of Broncos fans shows

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When Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann's son wrote a letter to his idol, she didn't expect anything back from the great Peyton Manning. But the legendary quarterback's heartwarming response will leave them with memories they'll cherish forever.

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Peyton Manning is kind of a big deal -- a 10x All-Pro, 5x NFL MVP, 2x Super Bowl champ, owner of virtually every passing record, and will be a slam dunk first-ballot Hall of Famer in 2021. So when the young son of Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann -- a lifelong Broncos fan who has passed her passion for her football team on to her two boys -- wrote a letter to Peyton Manning, she could be forgiven if she might have thought his letter would get lost in the shuffle of the immensely popular quarterback.

That season, she decided to take her sons to Mile High for their first ever NFL game. Upon arriving in Denver, she received a message from the Broncos regarding her son's letter that she could have never imagined. This is the story of his response that went above and beyond, which underscores just how much Peyton Manning truly cares about and treasures his fans. He may have been a superstar quarterback in the NFL for nearly two decades, but even more important than that, he's proven to be a superstar person.