Today in adorable, two little girls are now lifelong fans of the Seattle Seahawks and deaf player Derrick Coleman.
Recently, the baller released a sniffle-worthy commercial chronicling his rise to the NFL despite being legally deaf since he was three years old. I definitely teared up when I watched the ad, then cursed myself for getting misty over batteries. But I wasn't the only one.
Through Coleman's spot, twin nine-year-old sisters Riley and Erin Kovalcik found an ally and role model because they too are hearing impaired. To show their appreciation, one sibling wrote a letter to Coleman which their father Jake Kovalcik tweeted to the Super Bowl bound player, saying:
Dear (my inspiration) Derrick Coleman,
I know how you feel. I also have hearing aids. Just try your best. I have faith in you Derrick. Good job on the January 20th game. Go Seattle Seahawks!
Here are the things we have in common:
I wear two hearing aids.
I love sports.
Other things are I'm an identical twin and my twin wears one hearing aid too!
Ah! The cute is tugging at my heartstrings again. Coleman wrote the girls back via Twitter today.
— Derrick Coleman Jr (@DC2forlife) January 22, 2014
I don't think I can take anymore cute for today, seriously.
image via Twitter