It appears that J.J. Watt, the Texans' player known for doing some incredible off-the-field acts, has inspired a new generation of fans performing good deeds.
According to KHOU-TV, 9-year-old Kanye Ortiz was thrilled to get an autograph from Watt when he visited Texans camp earlier this month. But then he noticed another fan, who was in a wheelchair.
Ortiz turned to his mom and said he wanted to give away his recently acquired most prized possession: A Watt-autographed football.
"You know, I was shocked because he has been wanting that forever, and then for him—it’s something valuable—to be okay with giving it up, to make someone else happy, you know, so that was a really proud moment. I was in tears,” she told KHOU.
The fan that caught Ortiz's eye was 15-year-old Zuriel Sanchez, who suffers from spina bifida.
“It was a really nice gesture because not everyone does that often,” Zuriel’s sister told the TV station. “You don’t ever see someone and just hand them something, you know.”
Watt's mother told the TV station a special surprise was heading to Ortiz after hearing about the gesture.
You can watch the whole report here and then hopefully be inspired to do a good deed of your own.