“Andy Griffith’s advice to Cam Newton” goes viral

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Mayberry Sheriff Andy Taylor has some sage advice for Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in this wonderful video created by super fan Richard Gilbreath. The clip of one of TV’s most beloved characters and one of the NFL’s most celebrated players has gone viral, with nearly 5 million views. Check it out!

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The clip depicts the late Andy Griffith’s famous character counseling his son Opie (Ron Howard) after a punishing loss. Winning is great, the sheriff says, but learning how not to win is just as important.

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Looks like Gilbreath is having fun at the widespread delight his video has created.

“Thank you to EVERYONE,” he posted. “My video has gone on radio station pages, numerous websites, WorldStar Hip Hop has put it on their website, ESPN has posted it, it has already been to a few channels on TV. With 3 million views, this was done by everyone! Thank you to everyone that that has liked, commented, shared… And even laughed at my video!”