Football Star Cam Newton Writes Tear-Jerking Letter to His Baby Son: “Be Better Than Me”

Cam Newton is most well-known for his amazing exploits on the football field. The Carolina Panthers pro, who played college football at Auburn, is the only player in modern times to be awarded the Heisman Trophy, win a national championship, and become the first overall pick in an NFL draft in a one-year time period.

But last December Newton made his biggest achievement of all: he became a father to his son, Chosen. Recently, Newton published this video of a beautiful letter to his sweet son, and it straight-up moved me to tears! In case you want to read as you weep, I’ve transcribed the video for you below—but you should definitely watch the video of all the beautiful photos of Newton and his family, which includes a little brother or sister for Chosen coming up soon!


Dear Chosen,

This promise I tell you.

I look at you and I am amazed about God’s creation.

Don’t be like me, son,
Be better than me.
And create your own inspiration
So you won’t expect something from nothing,
Just hard work and determination.

I wrote this thinking to myself….
Like, Dang, I really have a son now.
And I guess it’s true what they say,
Time flies — because Chosen is almost one now.

Your mom is the best thing to happen to me,
Yet I have failed in some regards.
But I still love her unconditionally.

Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson
Jenny is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor.

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