After sending a fan letter to Seattle Seahawks running back Derrick Coleman, twin sisters Riley and Erin Kovalcik were shocked when he actually contacted them.
The hearing-impaired girls wanted Coleman to know that he inspires them since he is the first legally deaf player to make it to the Super Bowl. “I know how you feel,” Riley writes. “I also have hearing aids. Just try your best. I have faif [sic] in you.”
After their father tweeted a photo of the letter to Coleman, he replied. That just wasn’t enough, though. While speaking to “Good Morning America,” the girls were shocked when Coleman walked onto the set to meet them. Though he’s busy preparing for his Super Bowl appearance, he found it easy to some time aside to meet the fans.
After taking photos with the girls, he had one more surprise: Duracell, who featured Coleman in a recent commercial, gave Super Bowl tickets to their entire family so the girls could see their hero in action during the biggest game of his career.