9-year-old boy praised for his JJ Watt autograph 'handoff' - FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

9-year-old boy praised for his JJ Watt autograph 'handoff'

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Defensive end J.J. Watt is a popular player among Houston Texans fans and he seems to almost always take the time to sign autographs and meet young fans.

A special moment happened during Texans training camp when a 9-year-old boy named Kanye Ortiz waited for hours to get Watt's autograph on a football...and it happened! But wheelchair-bound Zuriel Esquivel, 15, who also waited for hours for an autograph, was not as fortunate.

Esquivel, who lives in Conroe, has spina bifida and was not able to get close enough to get his football signed. In an ultimate act of kindness, Ortiz gave his prized possession away to a total stranger, Esquivel, just to be nice. Ortiz simply wanted Esquivel to have it.

The reaction on Facebook to the gesture has been overwhelming.

Both boys, along with their families and friends, visited FOX 26 Morning News and shared their accounts of the exchange.


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