Tim Tebow’s Surprise Visit to Cancer-Stricken Superfan is Awesome


Tim Tebow might not be quarterbacking in the NFL right now, having been cut by the Eagles at the end of preseason, but he lit up a fan’s world in a touching video that has gone viral over the past two days.

Nathaniel Nelson has been at Wolfson Children’s Hospital for about two months, undergoing treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. About a month ago, Nelson talked about his struggles to local news, while also talking about how much he loved the Florida Gators and that Tebow, who was once a Heisman Trophy winning quarterback at Florida, was his favorite football player ever.

As it would seem, The Tim Tebow Foundation heard about Nelson, and decided to set up a plan to introduce him to his idol. Completely without warning to Nelson or his family, Tebow walked into his hospital room, which immediately caused him to burst into tears.

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Tebow told Nelson about the many messages he received about this story, and how he decided that he had to meet and talk with him.

“I just busted out laughing. I was laughing inside. And then it brings tears of joy and then I thank him for coming to visit me because, I mean, he’s Tim Tebow,” Nelson said later about the meeting. “Meeting Tim Tebow was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Nelsos said that the meeting mostly entailed talks about football and a few rounds of Call of Duty. The meeting video has been shared over 100,000 times on Facebook, and viewed at least 4 million times since Tuesday.

You can watch the video in the news report above (beginning at 0:20), via News 4 Jax.

[h/t Fox News Insider]
[Image via Flickr]

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