Alshon Jeffery surprised a second grader after she sent some words of encouragement to keep his chin up following the Eagles lost to the Saints in the divisional playoff round.
With two minutes left in the game and the Eagles down 20-14, the team was driving to try and win the game with a touchdown and ensuing extra point. However, a Nick Foles pass to Jeffery slipped right through his hands and into the hands of New Orleans defensive back Marshon Lattimore.
It essentially ended the Eagles’ season and left Jeffery on the floor — literally.
Former South Carolina WR Alshon Jeffrey drops pass, leads to interception by former Ohio State DB Marshon Lattimore. #PHIvsNO pic.twitter.com/7RdqcVfrPS
— CFB Kings (@CFBKings) January 14, 2019
Cue 8-year-old Abigail Johnson, who urged the receiver “don’t give up” and said the team couldn’t have won last year’s Super Bowl without him.
Dear @TheWorldof_AJ, our second grade daughter is a huge fan and wrote you a letter in school yesterday. @Eagles #FlyEaglesFly #Eagles 🦅🦅 pic.twitter.com/N3bx7xLlQl
— Raymond Johnson (@RaymondJ17) January 15, 2019
The letter went viral, prompting Jeffery to surprise her second-grade class at Starkweather Elementary School.
MUST WATCH: Alshon Jeffery @TheWorldof_AJ surprises the 2nd graders from West Chester who wrote him letters of encouragement after the @Eagles loss to the Saints. Such a special moment – we told them we were trying to FaceTime him 😂#FlyEaglesFly#Eagles@6abc pic.twitter.com/WYgpPKb6VZ
— Jamie Apody (@JamieApody) January 17, 2019
Jeffery posed for pictures with Abigail and her family, and the class sang the Eagles’ fight song to him.
Thankful Alshon Jeffery came by Abigail’s class to surprise the kids who wrote him letters. #FlyEaglesFly #Eagles 🦅🦅🦅@Eagles @TheWorldof_AJ pic.twitter.com/u2AUjz2g29
— Raymond Johnson (@RaymondJ17) January 17, 2019
Second graders meet Alshon Jeffery @WestChesterASD @SWSelem pic.twitter.com/MKo7IGp75W
— TLFlorio (@TammiL38) January 17, 2019
Even the Eagles organization caught wind of the letter and Jeffery’s surprise visit, lauding him for being a stand-up guy.
Alshon is exactly who you think he is: the best. #FlyEaglesFly https://t.co/QSK3blXBDk
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 17, 2019