Tim Tebow is no stranger at providing strong words of encouragement – some would even argue that he won a BCS National Championship in college football due to his innate ability to uplift people.
On Sunday, one day before his 30th birthday, Tebow was at it again. But, instead of using his words to invigorate a locker room full of athletes, he recorded a message to a fan’s grandmother, who is recovering from a stroke.
— Danny Terp (@YungDaniel300) August 13, 2017
After the St. Lucie Mets faced the Tampa Yankees on Sunday, Tebow was signing autographs when one fan asked the minor league baseball player to give a shoutout to her grandmother.
“Hey, Tim, can you say hi to my grandma?” the fan, named Danny Terp, requested. “Can you say, ‘Hello, Ms. Margaret?”
Tebow gladly obliged without skipping a beat.
“What’s up, Ms. Margaret?” Tebow said. “It’s Tim Tebow. Hope you’re having a great day. God bless.”
Terp then spliced the video with his grandmother’s reaction to receiving the special message. Her eyes visibly light up and her mouth is agape as she hears Tebow say her name.
“That’s something,” she says in disbelief. “That’s something – to hear him say your name.”
Terp wrote on Twitter that it was the “biggest smile” his grandmother has had since she had her stroke.
Several sports outlets and organizations look notice of the video, including Tebow’s alma mater, the University of Florida.
— Florida Gators (@FloridaGators) August 15, 2017
This grandmother's reaction to a Tim Tebow shoutout is priceless. https://t.co/nAFbbbQJrU
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 15, 2017
"What's up, Ms. Margaret? It's @TimTebow, I hope you're having a great day. God Bless!"
— MiLB.com (@MiLB) August 15, 2017
Tebow has not spoken out publicly about the good deed.
Keep up the good work, Tim.