Photo by Sun StarGenerally, you wouldn’t want to hear that an NFL player went out on date with an eighth-grader. But that’s not the case with this story out of Morgantown, W.Va. That’s where Chicago Bears rookie J.T. Thomas stepped in and took the girl, who suffers from spina bifida, to her prom.

Thomas, whose autistic brother rides the same school bus as Levell, met her at the bus stop and she told him she had been unable to secure a date for the prom.

(READ the story w/ photo in CBS Sports)

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  1. It’s so heart-warming to see what a small act of kindness can do for another person. You don’t have to be famous to have this kind of impact on others. There are so many people around us who long for someone to acknowledge them…let them know they matter. You would be amazed at the profound effect it can have on you when you take the time to reach out to someone in need, even if you don’t know them. Try it!

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