A family of Kansas City fans experienced “the greatest Sunday ever” when they tossed a Chiefs hat to Missouri-raised thespian Brad Pitt at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on January 19 in honor of the football team heading to the Super Bowl.
Kyli Maddox told Storyful her family members are “all huge Chiefs fans and the biggest Brad Pitt fans.” Maddox said the “stars aligned” when she found out the Chiefs were playing the AFC Championship the same day as her family’s vacation to Los Angeles for the SAG Awards.
“So we bought the hat in Kansas City before our trip because why not shoot your shot, right?” Maddox told Storyful. “We knew any fan, especially Brad Pitt, would be proud to wear the hat and celebrate that victory!”
Pitt – who won best supporting actor for Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood – said during an interview at the awards, “My Chiefs won today,” adding that the team has been “on fire.”
This video, filmed by Maddox, shows excited fans shouting, “Chiefs! Chiefs! It’s for you!” at Pitt as they toss him a Kansas City Chiefs hat. Pitt then puts the hat on and flashes the cheering crowd a smile and a thumbs-up.
“Two big dreams coming true, seeing Brad Pitt in person and the Chiefs going to the Super Bowl, in what will always from now on be known to us as the greatest Sunday ever!” Maddox told Storyful.
The Chiefs – who haven’t been in a Super Bowl for 50 years – will play the San Francisco 49ers at Super Bowl LIV on February 2.
Pitt spent most of his childhood in Springfield, Missouri, and attended the University of Missouri–Columbia in the 1980s. Credit: Kyli Maddox via Storyful