J.J. Watt “marries” 6-year-old fan

Published On February 1, 2013 | By Kimberly Petalas

Six-year-old Breanna cried her little eyes out when she learned she was not old enough to marry Houston Texans’ defensive end J.J. Watt. A video was posted to YouTube of her crying saying she wished she was 25 so she could marry him.

When Watt saw the video, he said he knew he had to do something.

“I saw the YouTube video,” explained Watt. “I hate to see tears on my fans. So we put it out there on Twitter and Facebook to see if we could find her.”

Watt finally tracked her down and met her and her family at Reliant Stadium on Jan. 30.

“She didn’t know I was going to be there. When she walked in, I had flowers and was down on one knee with a ring in my pocket,” explained Watt.

“I asked her if she would be my pretend wife for a day. She said yes of course.”

Watt even brought a white jersey for Breanna to wear as a wedding dress. They had their first dance to a song by Justin Bieber, her favorite singer.

Watt is certainly making a good name for himself off of the field. He posted their wedding pictures on Facebook and already have over 50,000 likes. His nice gesture almost puts all other NFL stars to shame. How can you not love Watt after this?

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Kimberly graduated from Hofstra University in December 2012. She has been a sports fan her whole life and grew up around sports, whether it was playing or watching them. She started her writing career interning for her local newspaper, The Gardner News, where she currently works as a reporter. In college, Kimberly wrote for Long Island Report, as well as Her Campus Hofstra.