In the last century, the world has changed so much, and Bonner Springs’s Melba Mills, Kansas, has been there to witness and record it.

Melba, who this year celebrated her 100th birthday, has lived on the same block all of her life. Even though she didn’t travel a lot, she was always curious about the world. Therefore, via newspaper clippings, she built her own personal archive, complete with special files for various subjects. One is simply labeled as “Mahomes.”

Melba Mills. (The Kansas City Chiefs/Facebook)

Monte Mills, her son, said Melba has spent her time watching her favorite sports team, the Kansas City Chiefs, in recent years. She has a special fondness for Patrick Mahomes, the quarterback.

“He’s so fast and so slick,” she said. “I just thought he was just so darn cute.”

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes. (patrickmahomes/Instagram)

Monte recently wanted to do something special for his mom. He decided to write a letter to the Chiefs expressing his mom’s love for them since she had never been to an NFL game. And they replied!

Coincidentally, the NFL is celebrating its 100th year as well, so the Chiefs thought it was the perfect time to invite Melba to the Arrowhead Stadium game! Better yet, they have gone out of their way to make her feel like their honored guest.

The first of many surprises came when the Chiefs manager, Mitch Holthus, arrived at her home to extend the team’s invite personally. He also gave her a personalized jersey to show their enthusiasm, which had her name on it!

When the 2019 season began on Sept. 22, Melba was there with Mitch by her side! “Oh my goodness gracious!” She exclaimed for the first time as she was wheeling through the stadium. “I’m in the Chiefs Kingdom.”

Fans cheered as her face appeared on the jumbotron, and the whole organization of the Chiefs rushed to the field to welcome their biggest fan, including the owner and manager of the team. But the most exciting moment was still to come!

Patrick Mahomes came to meet her and gave her a game ball to hold on!

So impressive!

Watch Melba’s big day in the video, and don’t forget to share.

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