The Indianapolis Colts like to think they’ve found their quarterback of the future in Carson Wentz after they acquired him via trade from the Philadelphia Eagles.
While fans should be thrilled with the deal considering Wentz’s upside and how little the Colts gave up for him, we wouldn’t blame those who are concerned about his seemingly lost confidence.
It’d also hard to ignore the rumors claiming that he wasn’t exactly the greatest leader with the Eagles.
What can’t be questioned about Wentz, however, is his charitable instinct and overall compassion for the less fortunate and that is guaranteed to resonate with both the fan base and the Colts’ locker room.
Wentz’s latest act of kindness came last week when he surprised 13-year-old Eagles superfan Giovanni Hamilton on a Zoom call.
For those unaware of the situation, Hamilton has spent the last few years (this past season in particular) defending the former No. 2 overall pick from his biggest cynics, so you could imagine his reaction when Wentz surprisingly dropped in on his video chat.
Colts quarterback Carson Wentz surprised his biggest fan on a Zoom call.
How can you not love this? Surprise videos always find a way to make fans’ hearts melt and this moment was no different. And when you consider the context behind Wentz and Hamilton’s friendship, you’ll find yourself even more weak in the knees than after you first watched the video.
Hamilton has a rare condition called Schwartz-Jampel syndrome, which his mother described as a cross between muscular dystrophy and dwarfism caused by myotonia and bone malformations. The 13-year-old Eagles diehard has undergone 15 surgeries thus far, and just got done with another operation shortly before he was surprised by Wentz and his family.
As expected, Hamilton was absolutely gutted after he found out Wentz was being traded to the Colts and he — like he does regularly during the NFL season — took to Twitter with a video to reveal his thoughts on the blockbuster transaction. Full disclosure: you might want to prepare a box of tissues for this one, because it’s guaranteed to hit all fans right in the feels.
Though it wasn’t shown in the first video, Hamilton later revealed that Wentz is going to bring him out to Indianapolis for a game next season.
In a perfect summation of how much Hamilton values his relationship with the new Colts quarterback, he decided to keep the rest of their conversation with Wentz private because “it is really special” to him.
This is just an awesome story, and, discarding the fact that Hamilton roots for the Eagles, we absolutely cannot wait for him and his family to make the trip to Lucas Oil Stadium to cheer on Wentz and the Colts next season.