It’s always inspiring when a sports athlete uses his fame to help kids. Last night, J.J. Watt, defensive end for the Houston Texans, made a kind gesture to a teenage fan with Down syndrome, Trey Brandt:

The kids at Trey's school didn't believe that we were friends…

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Looks like he made more than one fan happy:

https://twitter.com/joeldavidmoore/status/456238939209089024

Keep up the good work, J.J.

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