The season of giving officially is upon us.

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt had pizzas delivered to the Houston police and fire departments Tuesday, spreading holiday cheer in appreciation of their work in the community.

One firefighter who was the beneficiary of the lunch tweeted a photo of the letter Watt wrote to accompany the pizzas. [tweet https://twitter.com/therealLcourage/status/537296290732720128 align=’center’]

The letter says: “I just wanted to send y’all a small token of my appreciation for everything you do. My dad and uncle were both firefighters, so I spent a whole lot of time around the firehouse when I was younger and gained a great amount of respect for both firefighters and the police force along the way.

“Y’all show up day in and day out, never knowing what the day might hold and never getting enough thanks for what you do, yet you still continue to put others ahead of yourselves and save lives because of it.

“As athletes, we often get the headlines and big crowds, but just like the men and women in the military, y’all are the ones who deserve the credit, appreciation and admiration. I know it’s not much but please enjoy lunch on me today. Thank you for all that you do!”

Things learned today: Watt has a heart of gold and extremely neat handwriting.

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