Derek Jeter just called my mom!!!!! 💙 Thanks Vicki, she needs it 💚 thank you @yankees this meant a lot to my mother and all of us. ⚾💙—
Carlee Soto (@ICarlee23) December 19, 2012
Vicki Soto, the heroic Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher who gave her life to save her students, was a Yankees fan. Wednesday night, Vicki’s sister Carlee tweeted that Yankee Derek Jeter had phoned her grieving mom, Donna Soto. “This meant a lot to my mother and all of us,” she tweeted.
Twitter users who saw Carlee’s tweet also appreciated the touching gesture.
I don't like the Yankees but hearing that Derek Jeter called the teachers family who saved all of those kids makes me gain a lot of respect.—
caetrae☮ (@caetrae) December 20, 2012
HUGE props to Derek Jeter who just called Victoria Soto's family to offer condolences. Big props to him and the Yankees.—
Steve (@EsqSteve) December 20, 2012