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Young Packers fan hosts tea party of a lifetime

Videos of players enjoying the tea party go viral
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Posted at 9:01 AM, Aug 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-13 14:30:36-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — Each season, fans flock to Packers training camp for an up close and personal experience with the players that is easier to get during the preseason.

When the Rubens family went to training camp recently, they didn't expect for the youngest member of the family to make such a big impact on the players.

Aria is a two-yard-old Packers fan from De Pere who's loyal to the green and gold even at such a young age.

Her mother, Ashley Rubens, said her daughter always watches the Packers and always asks when she can go visit them next.

When the Rubens family arrived to watch training camp, Ashley said that they didn't expect what would happen next.

"We hadn't intended on bringing the tea set to training camp but it was a brand new tea set she had just got and I let her bring it in the car and she thought she needed to bring it for sure," said Rubens.

Aria took her new princess tea set up to the fence and began pouring out her imaginary tea. She said she made pineapple, blueberry, and a few other different kinds of tea.

At first, Ashley said that the players couldn't hear Aria.

"Once she figured out that they were going to join in the tea party there was no fear," said Rubens.

Aria didn't get discouraged and got louder. Finally, players started filing in to stop by for a quick cup of tea before another rigorous day of training camp.

Aria said that the tea gives the players energy. After the players were done with the tea, she gave them her most enthusiastic "Go Pack Go" before refilling for the next round of players.