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January 17, 2019

Eagles' Alshon Jeffery surprises second grader who wrote him supportive letter

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Alshon, photographed here during his visit to Abigail's school.

Eagles fans and players are having a great week putting those “Philly sports fans” stereotypes to bed.

Earlier this week, West Chester second grader Abigail Johnson wrote a letter to Eagles receiver Alshon Jeffery telling him it was okay that he dropped a fourth-quarter pass, and it was okay that the team lost to the Saints over the weekend.

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“We couldn’t have won the Super Bowl without you last year,” she wrote. “I think you are a awesome player no matter what.”

It was an incredibly touching note from a kind youngster.

So Jeffery decided to go say thanks to Johnson, in person:

Here was the scene inside the room, via 6ABC's Jamie Apody:

That’s basically the coolest thing you’re going to see all month.

The Eagles aren’t going to repeat as Super Bowl champions, but they have Jeffery — who turns 29 this year on Valentine’s Day, so his huge heart is no surprise — on the roster until at least 2021.

Having a guy like this on the city’s favorite sports team counts as a win.

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