As if Mick Foley didn't already have the reputation of the nicest guy in all of wrestling, the video below has just compounded that fact.
When it comes to figuring out what the performers are like when the cameras are off, there is nothing quite as confusing as professional wrestling. Even in the present day with everyone, famous or otherwise, broadcasting their entire lives on social media. On the one hand, wrestlers are actors, but on the other what we see them do in the ring is often an extension of their real self.
That can make it pretty tricky to ultimately conclude whether someone in wrestling is actually a nice person or not. For actors it's different. Take Negan from The Walking Dead, for example. There is no blurred line there. No one who watches the show really believes that the man who plays Negan, Jeffrey Morgan is actually walking the streets wielding a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire. At least we hope no one is thinking that.
What about pro wrestling's own barbed wire baseball bat toting maniac, Mick Foley? Well, the man formerly known as Cactus Jack is also not doing that. In fact, it is plain to see that he is pretty much the nicest person in wrestling, this generation or otherwise. Despite some of the insane and downright gruesome stuff he has done between the ropes, by all accounts you couldn't hope to meet a nicer guy.
If you don't believe us, just take a look at the video above. The footage was taken by someone in line at a Foley signing and is of the fan's little sister. The eight-year-old girl is clearly overwhelmed by meeting the WWE Hall Of Famer, and Foley can't believe that someone so young is such a big fan of his. He is so taken with the young fan that he gives her $60 worth of signed merchandise absolutely free.
It's a touching video and it makes a change from the sort of stories that normally come out of fan interactions with wrestlers away from actual shows. Most complain that wrestlers don't have time for them or are rude, simply because they are trying to take a break during their limited downtime. On this occasion, a genuine fan who can't quite believe what is happening to her has evidently made Mick's day, and in turn, he gave her a memory she will never forget.