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J.J. Watt receives touching gift from Astros star Jose Altuve for hurricane relief work

by Ethan Sacks / / Source: TODAY

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Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has earned an honorary spot on another Houston sports team for his MVP-caliber relief work in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

The football superstar took to Twitter Thursday to share a touching tribute he received from the city's other current star, Jose Altuve — a commemorative bottle of fine whiskey of the type baseball's best player had gifted to the rest of his own teammates.

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J.J. Watt prepares to throw out the first pitch before Game 3 of the World Series on Oct. 27 in Houston. Matt Slocum / AP

"Your support for all things Houston - from hurricane relief, to being our number one fan - has been nothing short of incredible," Altuve wrote in a moving letter that came with the pricey gift.

"So I hope you'll accept this fine whiskey gift I gave all my teammates following our championship win because to me, you're absolutely part of the squad."

Image: World Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Houston Astros - Game Five
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 29: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros rounds the bases after a home run during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Tom Pennington / Getty Images

The Astros are fresh off the franchise's first World Series championship. And with Watt out for the season with a fractured leg that required surgery, it may be a while before the city can enjoy a title from its football team.

But Altuve honored his fellow "H-Town brother" for much more than stats on the field. Watt raised over $37 million for relief after Hurricane Harvey decimated his city, according to the Houston Chronicle.

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And beyond the dollars and cents, Watt has been a tireless champion for others.

In January, he personally delivered a jersey to an injured eight-year-old fan who had his beloved Watt jersey ripped in a major car accident; and three months later, he surprised his 4th grade teacher with a visit to her classroom in time for her retirement.

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