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Charles Tillman steps up with a gift for an amazing young fan

Check out how the Bears defensive back gave a little girl quite a thrill.

Charles Tillman steps up for a fan.

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Charles Tillman has this one covered.

Merryn, a little girl from Ireland who is battling neuroblastoma, is a huge football fan. Specifically, her favorite player is the Bears defensive back. How come? Simple: She loves that Tillman's nickname is "Peanut."

Well, Peanut heard about Merryn, and check out what he did:

If you know about Tillman -- the most recent Walter Payton Man of the Year Award winner -- this makes perfect sense.

Enjoy the jersey, Merryn! And keep up the fight!

To learn more about Merryn's fight, and to help raise and/or donate money to help pay for her medical expenses, please click here. Or here.