Abigail Johnson, a local second-grader, recently penned a heartwarming letter of support to Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, whose dropped pass against the New Orleans Saints ended his team’s quest to return to the Super Bowl, writes Oona Goodin-Smith for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Johnson, 8, a student at Sarah Starkweather Elementary School in the West Chester School District, used homemade stationery adorned with pink and green hearts to let the receiver know she still loves him after the miscue.
Her father, Raymond Johnson, tweeted a photo of her letter to Jeffery, saying that when the team loses, the family uses it as a teachable moment.
“One of things we want to teach our children is to work hard and compete graciously, but also to learn well and lose well,” said Johnson.
Days later, Jeffery surprised Johnson and her classmates with a visit to Starkweather Elementary.
Read more about Abigail Johnson’s support of Alshon Jeffery in the Philadelphia Inquirer here.
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