The homeless teen who made headlines by bravely donning 49ers gear and strolling amid a sea of exuberant Seahawks fans at the team's Super Bowl parade, is homeless no more.
Known as "Niner Waldo" for his striking garb and out-of-place appearance, 15-year-old Ronnie Andrews is settling into his new foster home in Washington state, according to Niners booster club Ladies of the Empire co-founder Catherine Tate.
Tate, inspired by a viral photo of the brave teen, started a crowdfunding site to get Andrews -- who she nicknamed Niner Waldo -- to the 49ers-Seahawks game at Levi's Stadium next year.
After she discovered Andrews was a ward of the state, the site raised close to $40,000 for a college scholarship fund for him. The media visibility also attracted five potential foster homes, and he's now trying to adjust to being a normal teen with his new family, Tate said.
Assuming his foster parents give Andrews the OK for him to leave the state, Tate said whatever money is left over from getting him to a game will be set aside until he turns 18.
"We're going to let things mellow out for a few months, and when it does we'll have it moved to a trust," Tate said. "I want to make sure this money goes to his education."
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