Prepare for your daily dose of awww: Super Bowl-bound Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, who is deaf, has responded (quite adorably) to a young fan who wrote him one of the cutest letters mankind has ever seen.
After seeing a Duracell ad featuring Coleman’s inspiring story — he’s the first legally deaf player in the NFL — New Jersey dad Jake Kovalcik tweeted Coleman the cutest letter from one of his hearing-impaired 9-year-old twin daughters, adorable child misspellings and kiddie handwriting included.
“I know how you feel. I also have hearing aids. Just try your best. I have faif in you Derrick good Job on January 20th game,” writes Riley Kovalcik. “Here are things we have in comen. I where two hearing aids. I love sports.”
Coleman saw the letter, and wrote back to his young fan. “Really was great hearing from a friend who I have so much in common with,” Coleman writes. “Even though we wear hearing aids, we can still accomplish our goals & dreams! If you or your family ever in Seattle, I hope we can all get together & play some sports or games!”
Dad Kovalcik tells the New York Daily News that he shared the letter so Coleman could see how much of an impact he has on deaf children everywhere. “The only reason I put the tweet out was so that he can get to see that he’s an inspiration for my kids,” he says. “I don’t think she’s ever written to anyone like that, ever.”
Take a look at the ad below: