A four-year old named Kortlynd drank rainwater for free in Nashville.
Now, he and his family – including his dad, Layne, his mom, Mary and his big brother, Styne – will drink Coca-Cola for free inside NRG Stadium.
During a break in game action between the Texans and Titans in Week 11, the CBS broadcast cameras cut away to a young fan in a rain poncho opening his mouth and catching raindrops. Later that day, the Texans social media department capitalized on the lighthearted moment and posted this on its social channels.
Layne commented on the Facebook post soon after it went live. The Texans got in touch with the family and found out they were Texans Season Ticket Members who made the trip to Tennessee for the game.
To reward their loyalty and thank them for providing such a memorable moment, the Texans gave the family of four free Coke products for every remaining home game in 2021, as well as all games in 2022. They also received a $500 H-E-B gift card courtesy of Coke.
Head Coach David Culley surprised them via Zoom with the free drinks, while DB Justin Reid popped on later in the conference call and awarded them the gift card.
Mary's father bought the season tickets before the franchise's inaugural season of 2002 and when her father passed away a decade ago, he left them to Mary.
"He went to the open house and picked out where he wanted to sit," Layne said. "Really, that was the only thing that Mary asked for [when he passed]."
"We've been fans forever," Mary continued.
In addition to attending the home games, the family also takes an annual trip to an away game once per season and this year the crew visited Nashville.
Going viral on social media wasn't the only surprise of the day in Week 11. Kortlynd and Styne were also gifted TE Brevin Jordan's gloves as the rookie left the field after the victory.