A cancer-stricken boy in Texas could have his wish of meeting Odell Beckham Jr realised after the NFL wide receiver responded to a social media plea.
New York Giants fan Jayro Ponce is currently receiving treatment in Amarillo for a rare form of cancer that he was diagnosed with in December.
A campaign for Beckham to meet Jayro was posted on the Facebook page of Amarillo DJ Tommy Joe, with the note saying the Giants wide-out was a "hero" to Jayro and pleading for Beckham to get in touch and "fulfill (sic) one of his dreams".
This was passed on to the 24-year-old on Twitter via Danny Richburg, the father of Beckham's Giants team-mate Weston, who posted a screengrab of the Facebook post with: "@OBJ_3 time is of the essence. Weston has our number. We will find the $ to pay the jet fuel".
Beckham, who has over 2.5million Twitter followers, then responded by quoting the tweet and writing: "How could I make it happen?", with Danny Richburg replying asking him to call him.
How could I make it happen? https://t.co/bjUuKZUZcF— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) July 18, 2017
Jayro is said to have been in awe of Beckham and the Giants ever since he saw the receiver make his stupendous one-handed catch against the Cowboys as a rookie in 2014.
His Giants colleague Weston Richburg is a native of Texas and met Jayro back in April.