J.J. Watt wishes happy 98th birthday to his great-grandmother

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt smiles during an NFL football training camp practice Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

He may be a monster on the field, but JJ Watt is showing the world he really has a soft spot.

This morning, he posted this photo on Facebook and Twitter wishing a happy 98th birthday to his great-grandmother. The photo quickly went viral, getting more than 100,000 likes in just half an hour.


It's not the first time the Houston Texans defensive end has shared a moment with his great-grandmother. Back in 2012, he shared this photo on Twitter where he gave her and his grandmother an on-field tour at NRG Stadium.


Watt's been having a heart-warming week for his fans. Just yesterday, he visited 11-year-old Manuel Jimenez in the hospital. The young boy is recovering after being wounded in a drive-by shooting that killed his 6-year-old brother, Moises.

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