Steve Weatherford's afternoon took a dramatic turn recently after a tweet he received from the wife of a leukemia patient.

The New York Giants punter, who has more than 90,000 Twitter followers, noticed that a woman named Mary Cruz tweeted at him asking if he would be willing to meet her husband, Leroy, who is battling leukemia. He responded immediately:


Weatherford dropped whatever he was doing and headed to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.


The 31-year-old spent the afternoon with the Cruzes and later posted this information to Instagram:

"Spending the afternoon with Leroy Cruz was a life changing experience. He is only 24 years old, fighting Leukemia. He has such an inspiring attitude about defeating this disease. He is in the fight of his life. He loves the New York Giants, and said,"the way New York Giants never quit when they were playing the 18-0 Patriots in Super Bowl 42 is the way He will never quit until he beats Leukemia!" I am blown away. God bless you in your fight"

But Weatherford didn't just stop there. He even got teammate Victor Cruz to sign a jersey for Leroy:

Weatherford's flurry of tweets about Leroy prompted even more support on Twitter. To see just how much Weatherford's story has resonated with people on social media, check out Mary's timeline.



Weatherford, who is also the NFL's most buff punter, has been known to not hold back on Twitter (for evidence, see the photo below). And once again, we see that Weatherford's receptiveness has paid off.

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