Luke Kuechly Jessica Hayes

The Panthers have made the right plays all season. Carolina is the NFL's lone undefeated team at 12-0.

Off the field, they continue doing the right thing. Last Friday night, before traveling to New Orleans for the Panthers' latest win, Luke Kuechly accompanied Jessica Hayes to her 21-year-old birthday party. Hayes has autism, cerebral palsy and is partially blind.

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Kuechly embraces his role as Hayes' date and even expresses some nerves.

"Hopefully she doesn't walk in like, 'Ah, I wanted Cam [Newton] to come,'" he says.

Hayes gives Kuechly a tight hug, showing off her new wardrobe and hair. Hayes' cake is decorated as a Kuechly jersey.

WBTV cameras even catch Hayes doing the "Whip" and "Nae Nae."

The night was organized by Dream on 3, a North Carolina-based organization that helps children with chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities or life-altering conditions. The WBTV story was part of anchor Molly Grantham's "Molly's Kids" segment.

Winning is contagious for the Panthers, with or without the uniform on.

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