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Tim Tebow phones injured fan, Internet wins

  • Football star calls a fan who was injured in a car crash
  • #TebowCallMatt was trending on Twitter, prompted the deed
Tim Tebow called Matt Hardy, who was injured in a car accident.

Well, Tim Tebow may not be burning up the field for the Jets, but he certainly continues to fulfill his good-guy image.

Tebow made a call to an ailing fan on Monday night after catching wind of a viral Twitter campaign. Matt Hardy, 17, was involved in a car accident over the weekend that took two of his friends' lives and left him and another teen hospitalized.

Eager to find a way to lift his spirits, Hardy's friends and family got the hashtag #TebowCallMatt started on Twitter in hopes the football star would notice. More than 50,000 Twitter users retweeted the message, and within hours, Hardy's mom says, Tebow was on the phone.

“It was very uplifting for [Matt] after he’d been a part of a very tragic situation,” Patricia Hardy told WTEN. “He’d been a fan of Tim Tebow’s for the longest time, so it put a smile on his face.”

After the chat, Tebow tweeted a shoutout to Hardy and his supporters: "Thanks to everyone who got #TebowCallMatt trending & helped connect us. Matt truly inspired me. God bless y'all."

Hardy and his three friends were returning from a sporting event on Saturday night when their car was broad-sided. The driver of the other car failed a sobriety test and may face charges. Hardy is still hospitalized in stable condition.



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