J.J. Watt is one of the most popular players in the NFL and it’s not just because of the way he performs on the field on a week to week basis during the regular season. The five-time Pro Bowler is always finding different ways to give back to the community and to those who need it the most, and he’s always interacting with fans, regardless if the Texans are at home or on the road.
On Monday night the Texans opened their 2019 campaign in New Orleans against the Saints and Watt did what he does before every game, which is playing catch with kids in the stands around the stadium. One of the kids he tossed the ball to happened to be Saints punter Thomas Morstead’s son, Beckett. He also happened to be eating a lollipop that got knocked out of his hands. Being the good guy that Watt is, he immediately made it up to the youngster in an awesome way.
Watt tossed Beckett a ball without realizing he had a lollipop in his hands and ended up knocking it to the ground. As a way to repay the youngster for the candy, Watt gave him his gloves and then apologized again the next day on Twitter.
Not a bad night for Beckett. He got J.J. Watt’s gloves, saw his dad’s team pick up an exciting victory, and he even salvaged his lollipop.