Although John Cena's television character has largely grown stale, almost to the point of becoming a parody of itself, he still manages to do quite well for himself in nearly every aspect of his professional life. The above video illustrates a damn good reason why.
The kids absolutely adore him.
Older fans like myself will continue to dream of a creative scenario that sees WWE tell some compelling story that involves Cena finally turning his back on his fans and, for the first time in over a decade, become a bad guy.
But watching this video makes me feel bad about it.
That little girl is so far beyond excited to meet Cena that this legitimately a life altering event for her. She probably went to school and felt like a rock star. Every time she thinks of this day, she'll smile and feel good about life, if only for that moment.
And here I am hoping Cena turns his back on this.
It's all for a good story, of course, and a freshening up of his stagnant character, but this little fan's enthusiasm has shaken that want quite a bit. Instead, fans like myself should focus on the fact that he still puts on good-to-great matches when called upon and his very presence makes a lot of other things possible, like the recent push for Big E. Langston.
Maybe that way everyone can be happier.