J.J. Watt Pays Surprise Visit to Young Texans Fan Suffering From Leukemia (Video)


JJ WattJ.J. Watt is just awesome.

One of the most feared defenders in the NFL is also extremely involved in charity work, and he seems to have a knack for making kids’ days. That was on display again this week, when the Texans defensive end paid a visit to one of his biggest fans.

Cristian Beasley, a 12-year-old boy in Splendora, Texas, who suffers from leukemia, is unable to physically attend classes because of his condition. He instead takes classes virtually with the aid of the VGo telepresence system, which allows him to control a small robot equipped with a camera around to each classroom. When it was suggested he give his robot a name, Beasley decided to call it “Watt,” after his favorite football player.

That player caught wind of the situation after Beasley was profiled by a Houston news station, and Watt decided to surprise the young fan.

“When I heard the story that he named his robot after me, and that he was such a big fan, I mean it’s a no brainer to do stuff like this,” Watt told KHOU 11. “To see the smile on his face when he realized I was in the room with him and to see all the kids, there’s no better feeling in the world.”

See more from the heartwarming story in the video by clicking here.

Video screenshot via KHOU 11

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This became a theme for Craig Anderson.

Sidney Crosby, Pascal Dupuis, Craig Anderson

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Unfortunately, Benny the Jet did not make an appearance.

Video of the night

Don’t try this at home. (s/t Puck Daddy)

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