Buffalo wide receiver Stefon Diggs makes a young fan’s Thanksgiving and Christmas wishes come true by taking him onto the field to throw football in heartwarming gesture before Bills win
Stefon Diggs took a moment pregame to make a young Buffalo fan’s day, and perhaps Christmas, in a touching moment at Ford Field Thursday.
The wideout noticed a sign held by a woman, saying ‘all I want for Christmas is to play catch with Diggs’ while warming up. He then duly obliged in the hours prior to a thrilling 28-25 win over Detroit.
Diggs helped the boy, wearing a Josh Allen jersey, down from the stands before calling him on to the turf to play catch.
Buffalo fan favorite receiver Stefon Diggs endeared himself to NFL fans everywhere Thursday
The young fan excitedly ran onto Ford Field, reeling in a pass from the two-time Pro Bowler before launching one back in the mold of his favorite quarterback.
After completing the catch, the 28-year-old gave his new friend one final gift; a high-five before the boy ran back toward his family.
No doubt he would’ve been equally thrilled postgame as his Bills team pulled off a late victory with kicker Tyler Bass putting through a game-winning field goal with two seconds remaining in regulation.
It’s not the first time Diggs has taken time out of his pregame routine to play catch with a fan.
Following his act of generosity, another video surfaced on Twitter, showcasing a similarly sweet moment during his time with the Minnesota Vikings.
Diggs (L), K Tyler Bass (C) and QB Josh Allen (R) ready themselves for some postgame Turkey
Diggs performed admirably during the game too, hauling in a fourth quarter go-ahead touchdown with 2:40 remaining.
Detroit answered thereafter, tying the score with 23 seconds left. Diggs then produced arguably the most pivotal play of the game, bringing in a Josh Allen laser for 36 yards, which ultimately set up the game-winner.
Bass made the tiebreaking, 45-yard field goal with two seconds left, lifting the Bills to a win over plucky Detroit for their second victory in five days at Ford Field.
Bills wideout Diggs celebrated a 5-yard touchdown which gave Buffalo a fourth-quarter lead