WATCH: Emotional moment when Florida Gators QB Tim Tebow visits young fan at hospital

By Adam Silverstein
September 30, 2015

It is not rare for former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow to bring his fans to tears. But an emotional meeting between Tebow and Nathaniel, one such young fan who is currently in the hospital had the Internet buzzing on Tuesday.

Why? Because of the fan’s reaction, which is just absolute and pure joy when his idol took a seat by his bedside int he Jacksonville hospital.

As you can see in the clip above, Nathaniel has a Gators pillow, T-shirt, blanket and not one but two stuffed animals.

According to ABC News:

The two spent almost two hours together and played video games and visited other children on the floor, according to Erik Dellenback, the executive director of the Tim Tebow Foundation. He told ABC News that Tebow also signed a board in Nelson’s room and gave him a signed limited edition Tim Tebow Foundation football and a signed bible.

Nelson was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) last month, but he has maintained an “incredible, kind spirit” and hopes to recover, attend the University of Florida and become a scientist to cure cancer, Dellenback said.

Best wishes to Nathaniel in his journey toward recovery.


  1. jimmee b says:

    Tim Tebow is a great quarterback and a great GATOR, but most of all a GREAT HUMAN BEING not to mention a FINE UPSTANDING CHRIST-FOLLOWER.

  2. 1974Gator says:

    Thank you, for all the good you do, Tim