Cardinals' JJ Watt offers to pay for funeral so fan can keep her memorabilia

Phoenix, Arizona - Even as an Arizona Cardinal, JJ Watt continues to give back to his Houston community with a heartwarming gesture to one special fan.

J.J. Watt of the Arizona Cardinals plays catch with fans before a game against the Houston Texans at State Farm Stadium.
J.J. Watt of the Arizona Cardinals plays catch with fans before a game against the Houston Texans at State Farm Stadium.  © Christian Petersen / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

When a Texans fan took to Twitter to find hope, she received an answer she didn't see coming.

According to her tweet, Jennifer Simpson was selling her JJ Watt women's edition Reebok shoes to raise money for her grandfather's funeral. Simpson then added her Watt jersey, hoping to spark an interest for people to buy.

She had just 70 Twitter followers herself, but she tagged Watt's official account with pictures of her memorabilia – not thinking much of it.

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What happened next shocked fans.

After seeing her tweet, Watt decided to step in and take action of his own. The three-time defensive player of the year told her to keep her stuff. "We'll help with the funeral. I'm sorry for your loss," he tweeted.

"I freaking love you man," Simpson replied. "It’s been a hard year for me." She said she wished she could tell Watt her whole story, revealing that the past month since the death has been difficult.

Watt's kind gesture is surely one Simpson will never forget!

Watt has done previous philanthropy work as both a Texan and a Cardinal. After raising over $37 million for Houston residents affected by Hurricane Harvey, he was named the 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year.

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