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Tim Tebow leaves a young fan in tears with a surprise hospital visit

Watch a young fan's emotional reaction when Tim Tebow surprises him with a visit to his hospital room.
/ Source: TODAY

Though Tim Tebow's latest NFL comeback attempt may not have worked out, he remains a Hall of Famer to one starstruck hospital patient.

The former University of Florida quarterback surprised one of his biggest fans recently at Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, resulting in a priceless reaction from a young boy named Nathaniel. Draped in his Florida blanket, leaning on his Florida pillow with a stuffed Gator on his bed, the boy was overwhelmed when the former Heisman Trophy winner stopped by.

Tebow, who is known for his philanthropic work with his foundation, later wrote on Facebook that Nathaniel was "an inspiration."

Tebow is currently out of the NFL after having been released by the Philadelphia Eagles at the end of the preseason. He has regularly visited children at hospitals throughout his career at Florida and in the NFL, and last year even opened the Tebow CURE hospital in the Philippines, where he was born when his parents were serving there as missionaries.

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