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J.J. Watt Surprises 8-Year-Old Fan in the Hospital with Visit, Jersey

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 4, 2017
Texas @carapia116

@JJWatt @HoustonTexans JJ Watt surprised Noah after surgery. Thank you Watt #Nfl #JJWATT #thankyou #teamnoah #prayfornoah #hejustwokeup https://t.co/d68wMhDelT

When Houston Texans star J.J. Watt hears about people in need, he does everything he can to help out.

On New Year's Eve, a reckless driver in Texas hit two parked cars that then collided into a group of pedestrians, including eight-year-old Noah Fulmer, at a high rate of speed:

Texas @carapia116

@JJWatt @HoustonTexans Noah loves JJ and the Texans and EMTs cut off his watt jersey to help him. He hasnt stopped crying about it. https://t.co/7iehwHyPPH

Emergency response teams obviously prioritize a victim's health over his/her wardrobe, but for an eight-year-old, losing a jersey of your favorite player can be devastating—no matter the circumstances.

Texas @carapia116

@JJWatt There is a lil boy at memorial hermann who was ran over by a truck and is just crying that EMTs cut his Watt jersey. @HoustonTexans

Through the power of the internet, news of the accident made its way to Watt, who is currently rehabbing a back injury. Doing what he does, the Texans defensive end stepped in to try to help a family get through a tough time:

JJ Watt @JJWatt

That is terrible, is he ok? Tell him I'll bring him a new jersey tomorrow. https://t.co/jSYhbhxU1H

Texas @carapia116

Thank you everyone for sharing Noah's story and again HUGE Thank You to @JJWatt. #TeamNoah #PrayForNoah #jjwatt #NFL @HoustonTexans https://t.co/Qxxmg0AzHk

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