It wasn’t enough to be the best defensive player in the NFL. It wasn’t enough to record maybe the greatest season ever by a defensive lineman, or win the AFC South, or go to the Pro Bowl, or become a household name.
You’re melting hearts now? Take it. Take it all.
This all started when a little girl named Breanna cried to her mother. She thought she needed to be 25 in order to marry J.J. Watt. But she was only 6. This was a devastating realization.
“I wish I was 25,” she cried. “I want to marry J.J. Watt.”
Her mom’s recording of this went semi-viral on YouTube and soon gained Watt’s attention. He harnessed the power of his 200,000 Twitter followers to find Breanna.
“Does anyone happen to know this cute little girl?” he wrote. “We have to find her and turn those tears into a smile.”
And that’s exactly what happened.
Wednesday, Watt sent out photos of himself “proposing” to Breanna. Her dress was a white Watt jersey. Her ring was a Ring Pop. He brought flowers too. They even had a first dance — to Justin Bieber.
“It was really, really cool,” Watt told Yahoo! Sports Radio. “It was fun, it was priceless.”