Eight-year-old Abigail Johnson, a second-grade student at Sarah Starkweather Elementary School in West Chester, Pennsylvania, captured all our hearts when she wrote this endearing letter to Alshon Jeffery, which was posted on Twitter by her father, Raymond.
On a paper with purple and green hearts drawn all over it, Johnson reminded Jeffery that, "We couldn't have won the superbowl (sic) without you last year. I think you are a awsome (sic) player no matter what." The entire class wrote letters, learning about showing compassion for others.
The outpouring of support for Jeffery following Sunday's season-ending loss in New Orleans should flip the narrative on how Eagles fans are perceived. Jeffery had to be literally pulled up off the Superdome turf after a Nick Foles pass went through his hands and was intercepted to seal the Saints' win. Jeffery took responsibility immediately after the game for the loss, although his teammates had his back.
Jeffery attended the Sixers' game on Tuesday night and the fans chanted, "Love you, Alshon."
Jeffery returned the favor on Thursday as he surprised Johnson's second-grade class.