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After a first-grade class at an elementary school wrote encouraging letters to Blair Walsh, who duffed a kick that would have allowed the Vikings to beat the Seahawks, he visited the kids today at Northpoint Elementary School in Blaine, Minn. The meet-and-greet featured autographs, conversations, and a question about whether Walsh owned a guinea pig.

The children wrote the letters—which included advice such as “You are handsome,” and “Everyone makes mistakes sometimes. One time I made a mistake when I was doing a cartwheel,”—to learn about empathy. Walsh appreciated the support.


For the record, Walsh does not have a guinea pig:


The kids were extremely excited to meet Walsh and get his autograph:


At last, the student who wrote the letter which said “Puppys are cute” was found. She has a point:


Aside from the well wishes, Walsh also received a gift in the form of a random stuffed animal:


Good kids.

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