Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith on Thursday replaced the "ugly face cry'' of a 7-year-old fan with a smile.

Smith, who signed with the Baltimore Ravens 24 hours after being released by Carolina a week ago, surprised Gavin Simone on ABC's "Good Morning America" with a hug and the first "Smith Sr" No. 89 Ravens jersey.

He sought out Simone on social media after seeing a video the child's father made in which he told his son Smith had been released.

"It touched me a little bit,'' Smith said Tuesday on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" show. "He was bawling. He had the ugly face cry.''

So Smith set up the surprise meeting with Simone on GMA. There were no tears, just smiles.

He tweeted out a picture of himself standing behind Gavin, who is holding up his new "Smith Sr" jersey.