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Blair Walsh Visits Minnesota First-Graders Who Sent Him Supportive Letters

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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Good kids.

Photo: @Vikings


Contact the author at samer@deadspin.com.

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