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16 Acts Of Kindness That Will Restore Your Faith In Professional Athletes

Exceptional human beings on and off the field, rink, court, track, and green.

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2. Deaf twins Riley and Erin wrote to Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, who is also deaf, to tell him that he is their inspiration. He responded with a surprise visit to their home and tickets to the Super Bowl.

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5. Two years ago, Nadia lost her father to brain cancer. Nate Collins, defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears, took her to her "Daddy Daughter" dance.

7. Andre Johnson, seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Houston Texans, has taken 12 children chosen by Child Protective Services on a $17,000 Christmas shopping spree every year for the last seven years.

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14. Robert Griffin III, quarterback for Washington's football team, helped a high school student ask her friend with cerebral palsy to prom.

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16. And last, but certainly not least, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, former NFL defensive player of the year, "pretend married" 6-year-old fan Breanna, and was her "pretend husband" for a day. He proposed with a Ring Pop.

Thanks to your help, we found 6-year-old Breanna and she said yes to being my pretend wife for the day...

JJ Watt@JJWatt

Thanks to your help, we found 6-year-old Breanna and she said yes to being my pretend wife for the day...

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