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Weekend Express with Lynn Smith

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Bama quarterback & student form sweet bond

  • Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron and AJ Starr form an unlikely friendship
  • Tissues are needed, because the sweet story is enough to make anyone say 'awww'

Editor's note: originally published this story on December 14. The Alabama Crimson Tide will face the Oklahoma Sooners in the Sugar Bowl on Thursday.

He won't play for a national title this year, but AJ McCarron is already a champion in one student's eyes. The Alabama quarterback formed a special friendship with fellow student AJ Starr. 

Starr was born with cerebral palsy and after a chance meeting, the pair formed a bond that has evolved into an inspiring story.

Cue the waterworks.

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