Houston Texans football star J.J. Watt surprised an 8-year-old fan at the hospital after the child's favorite jersey was ripped open after he was hurt in a car accident on New Year's Eve, NBC's "Today" show reported.
Noah Fulmer underwent surgery for two broken legs after being hit by a car that had crashed into the bed of a parked pickup truck he'd climbed into.
Marc Carapia, a relative of Noah's, tweeted news of the accident to Watt.
Noah's dad Cory Fulmer, a pipe fitter's helper in Bay City, Texas, told "Today" that Watt showed up the next day.
He brought along several jerseys, including one game jersey that he'd autographed with a special message for Fulmer. The kind gesture sparked an outpouring of support for Fulmer, including donations to a GoFundMe page that relatives set up to help offset medical expenses.