There are a few things Isaac Doing loves in life: Ford pick-up trucks and former Trail Blazers big man Meyers Leonard are among them.
Isaac Doing is a junior at Columbia River High School high school. He lettered in cross country this past fall.
Isaac also has autism and recently had brain surgery to remove scar tissue and drain a cyst that was putting pressure on the left side of his brain and causing seizures.
Today is Isaac's 17th birthday. Coincidentally, he shares a birthday with his favorite player. Today is also Meyers Leonard's 28th birthday!
If Isaac's last name sounds familiar, he is the son of Rip City Radio 620 host Chad Doing, who has not always been the biggest fan of the former Blazers big man.
Chad and Meyers recently got into a back and forth on Twitter after Doing questioned the reasoning behind tribute videos focused on Meyers Leonard's return to Portland.
Great, a meyers tribute. Of course the blazers lost that game. https://t.co/m5Mw5qsmPZ— ChadinPortland 🎙 (@ChadinRipCity) February 9, 2020
The Rip City Drive host has referred to Meyers as a "bum" and "garbage" on air in the past. He hasn't held back.
Meyers, who had been quiet throughout the years, finally responded.
Hey Chad. Maybe it’s time you take a look in the mirror and evaluate your true inner feelings and be happy for someone else? You’ve always been negative as hell. Get a life pal. You’re a loser and your opinions flat out suck. Have a good night, 🤝🔨 😂— Meyers Leonard (@MeyersLeonard) February 10, 2020
That brings us to today, February 27th, Isaac and Meyers' birthday.
Despite the back and forth and any hard feelings, the unthinkable happened.
Meyers Leonard found out it was Isaac's birthday and sent him a birthday message!
Never thought I would say this, but @MeyersLeonard has brought tears to my eyes 😭. After what Isaac has been through, this means the 🌏 to me. He loves Meyers ❤ & always will. Please Forgive me for my petty comments Meyers. You now have 2 fans 4 life. Happy B-Day 🔨 #RipCity pic.twitter.com/wg6dlPHrwb— ChadinPortland 🎙 (@ChadinRipCity) February 28, 2020
Isaac, what’s going on, buddy. It’s Meyers, here. First of all, I heard some pretty cool news today. Not only is it my birthday, but it’s your 17th birthday. So, I wanted to tell you happy birthday from me personally. Also, I just wanted to say thank you for being a fan of mine. It truly means the world to me. And lastly, I know that you had surgery recently, and those times aren’t always easy, but I want to tell you to stay strong and keep believing in yourself, keep being a good person and keep working hard. See you later, buddy. Have a great night!
Leonard told NBCSNW he has one more thing up his sleeve for Isaac and it will be coming in the mail soon!
Social media is absolutely floored by this gesture, too!
That's way cool! Love all you guys!— Rick in Pittsburgh (@dhdricksa1) February 28, 2020
This is why I'll never have a bad thing to say about @MeyersLeonard. He has been all class since Day 1 & is one of the nicest people I've had the pleasure of covering. Sure, we can dissect his game & critique ML the player, but there is no questioning ML the person. Always 💯 https://t.co/af5G9eRpPs— Chris Burkhardt (@CBurkhardtNBCS) February 28, 2020
That is so heart warming❤️❤️ https://t.co/7MPdZCCA2o— Dame Fan Club (@LillardFanClub) February 28, 2020
This is awesome. Happy birthday Isaac and Meyers 🔨 https://t.co/hd8zWbQrYD— Jamie Hudson (@JamieHudsonNBCS) February 28, 2020
Eventually, Leonard reached out and once again showed the world the type of person he is. His act of kindness left Doing speechless.
Chad, I appreciate it. More than you know honestly. To your son Isaac - Happy Birthday again buddy and keep working hard!! All love from me. Blessed Forever 🙏🏼❤️🔨 https://t.co/gU3lbsYaq1— Meyers Leonard (@MeyersLeonard) February 28, 2020
I'm speechless Meyers. Honestly, ashamed. Thank you. Isaac is thrilled. He couldn't believe it. He will never forget this. Keep being a blessing! Happy Birthday! https://t.co/Zq7IKJ6Ve2— ChadinPortland 🎙 (@ChadinRipCity) February 28, 2020
Meyers, you are a tremendous human being. Happy birthday!