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Ex-KU star Frank Mason makes kid so happy when they met thanks to Twitter

I’ve said this before, but I’ll reiterate it: social media has many flaws, but sometimes it leads to some amazing stories.

Case in point: former Kansas basketball star Frank Mason did something really cool for a young Jayhawks fan. It started with news from the Sacramento Kings that Mason was coming to the city for a workout before the NBA Draft.

A KU fan named Jeremy Morioka saw that and tweeted: “What?!? @FrankMason0 coming to Sacramento 4 another workout!! You work it. My little Jayhawk/frank mason fan would love a chance to meet ya”

When he got to town, Mason responded: “I’m in Sacramento right now, I would love to meet him.”

Morioka tweeted back: “We would love to come by anywhere and say hi. Or grab a bite. We would love to show you some of the great food or just say hi!! @FrankMason0” He followed with this: “Little man Cooper put his KU shirt on and did his best Frank dribble impression and said ‘I’m ready to go’!”

Mason’s response? C’mon over.

You’d better believe that’s what Morioka and his son did. “@FrankMason0 thanks. Cooper is very excited. Sitting down in the lobby. Across from registration and next to the bar,” Morioka wrote.

And that led to a meeting that was shared by both Mason and Morioka.

Morioka wrote: “Thanks @FrankMason0 cooper was so nervous. He can’t stop talking now and telling me where I have to nail the poster you signed.”

It doesn’t matter if you are a KU fan or not, that is awesome.

Frank Mason won his fifth national player of the year award on Friday, April 7, 2017. The Wooden Award gives the Kansas Jayhawks senior guard all but two of the top player awards recognized by the NCAA.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff