The Buffalo Bills have a strong bond with their hometown fans.
The Bills Mafia has been there for the team whether they won or lost.
They cheered at the top of their lungs on every big play and comforted the squad if they came up short.
It’s hard to see a more tight-knit relationship between team and fans than what the Bills have.
One of the most touching manifestations of this affection is the donations that the Josh Allen Foundation received.
After the team’s overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in last season’s Divisional Round game, Bills fans donated $178,000 to the Oishei Children’s Hospital.
Despite an impressive performance against the Chiefs, the quarterback was going through a tough time because his grandmother passed away.
That familial feeling made it easy for the team and the city to build a new stadium to keep the Bills where they are.
Therefore, it’s no surprise that the team is grieving with Buffalo during a difficult time.
— NFL (@NFL) May 18, 2022
Bills Show Support In Times Of Sorrow
The NFL’s official Twitter page said, “Bills players lay flowers at the memorial for victims of Saturday’s targeted mass shooting against the Black community.”
Bills players and coaches offered flowers to those who lost their lives during that horrific day.
They also offered a prayer while donning black shirts which said “Choose Love.”
It’s a comforting gesture to see these players connect with their city even in an unfortunate time.
As Buffalo welcomed them with open arms, they are helping to embrace those who have lost loved ones, especially in the African-American community.
It shows that their link goes beyond the sport and that their relationship isn’t limited to player-fan.
Instead, the Bills proved that they are more like next door neighbors to their supporters.
Winning Super Bowl LVII would also be a fantastic gesture to ease the pain Buffalo is feeling.