Tim Tebow responds to Twitter-bomb, calls high-schooler in car crash; Missy Franklin and diver Tom Daley also flooded with requests; Update: Franklin calls injured student

Students at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, N.Y., initiated a massive Twitter-bomb today, using the hashtag #TebowCallMatt to elicit a phone call from New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow to an injured student. Matthew Hardy, 17, was seriously injured yesterday in a car crash with a drunk driver.

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Hardy’s brother expressed gratitude for all the support, and made a point of not telling his brother about it until the call came.

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Two of Hardy’s fellow students, Christopher Stewart and Deanna Rivers, did not survive the crash. Another student, Bailey Wind, was also severely injured. Students are also Twitter-bombing on Wind’s behalf,  targeting Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin and English diver Tom Daley with the hashtags #MissyCallBailey and #DaleyCallBailey. There is no word from Franklin or Daley as of this writing.

As for Tebow, tweeters are ecstatic that he responded.

Update:

Success! Missy Franklin called Bailey Wind:

Here’s hoping she’s able to connect with Bailey.

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