By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool sent an autographed jersey to a fan with dementia. The surprise made the super fan’s day.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 191 New Cases, 6 Additional Deaths
Earlier this month, the man’s son posted a video to TikTok, asking Steelers Nation to help raise his father’s spirits. Claypool delivered, sending the autographed jersey to the fan in Alabama.
“I bawl every time I look at it,” said superfan Jimmy Swoager, who is from Pittsburgh.
B.J. Swoager, the man’s son, posted the video to his social media account and was overwhelmed with the response.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Officers Save Newborn Baby Girl Brought To Their Station
“Chase Claypool, man, he came through. He blessed my dad in ways I never thought he would,” said B.J. Swoager.
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Jimmy and B.J. are also going to the Steelers’ game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11.