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Josh Allen’s Wholesome Interaction With A Special Bills Fan Leaves NFL World Teary-Eyed

Published 12/18/2022, 1:00 PM EST

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Josh Allen may find himself a wanted man for stealing the hearts of the NFL world. As one of the most beloved QBs in the league, Allen has a horde of followers. But, it’s not just his skills on the field that make him appealing to the masses.

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Allen is known for being very wholesome off the field. The Buffalo Bills’ social media can be called a dedicated Josh Allen fan page. But who can blame them? This week Allen added another wholesome moment to his ever-growing list and this one definitely takes the top spot. So, what did Allen do?


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Josh Allen unites the NFL world with a heartfelt moment

Bills fan Abbie McNett, who was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year interacted with Bills QB Josh Allen. If the word wholesome was a verb, it would be Josh Allen interacting with 9-year-old Abbie. The QB excitedly accepted a teddy bear from McNett which he called an ‘Abbie Bear’.

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What is even more wholesome is the fact that Allen crouched beside Abbie and asked her to autograph the bear. Little Abbie signed her name and gave Allen a big hug. The QB also collaborated with Oishei Children’s Hospital previously. As reported by Buffalo News, Allen wore the signatures of sick former patients of the hospital on his clears. Abbie Mcnett was one of the six patients. This was a part of the NFL’s initiative called, ‘My Cause, My Cleats’.


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Allen is impressive, both on and off the field

The NFL world couldn’t contain its emotions after witnessing Allen’s interaction with Abbie. Jenna Cottrell, who reports for the Buffalo Bills tweeted, “Everyone needs to see this sweet moment with Abbie and her super fan Josh Allen.” She added,Update: learned that Abbie recently found out she was in remission too. What a special moment
Fans couldn’t help but gush over the QB’s interaction. One fan tearfully wrote-

Another user appreciated the QB

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Another user commented about the interaction being an unforgettable moment


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This user adores the way fans are treated by the team and their QB


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Interactions such as this one are what make the sport impactful. Players and teams have time and again shown the world that they’re more than just performers on the field. There’s nothing more powerful than humans coming together to aid the community. These heart-warming gestures prove that sports have the power to make an impact.

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Anika Gomez


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Anika Gomez is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. She holds a degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Communicative English from the National School of Journalism and Public Discourse. Anika loves American Football, Formula 1, Basketball, and Tennis.
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