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Colorado fan travels for game and leaves with a new lifelong friend

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PULLMAN, Wash. -

Tickets to the 2016 Apple Cup were a hot commodity and sold out fast. That didn't stop determined fans from making the trip to the Palouse and hoping for the best.

Michael Bennett came to cheer for the Cougars all the way from Colorado Springs. He said he would go any distance for his team. To him, having no ticket was no problem."I've been feeling it all the way, ever since I left the door I've been feeling it," he said about the game.

Michael was sure he'd be able to snag one, but no luck.“My cousin said, I'm so sorry," he said. "I'm a fan, I'll sit where I have to sit."

So he set up shop in the cub, hiding his heartbreak. He admitted it was brutal being so close yet so far. But a moment after our interview, a stranger surprised him with a spare ticket.

The man said he'd do anything to help out a fellow fan!

"He is my guardian angel," Michael said. "This is better than the Super Bowl."

And despite the loss, Michael is thrilled to have a new friend for life.

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