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J.J. Watt makes surprise visit to children’s hospital dressed as Batman

He does it the right way.


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on Oct 17, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 7:13 pm CDT

J.J. Watt is nothing if not considerate. The Houston Texans defensive tackle is already the best defender in the NFL—and certainly one of the best overall players in the league, as well. Off the field, he seems pretty great too, proposing marriage to little girls, hanging out with the less fortunate, and writing letters to try to get fans a vacation from work.

It’s almost like he’s Batman.

No, it’s exactly like he’s Batman.

Watch the video on, where you can see Watt as Batman playing foosball, decorating pumpkins, and giving out plenty of hugs at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Said Watt, who will be featured Sunday morning on NBC’s The Today Show: “I know what it’s like to be a fan. I know what it’s like to be a kid who looks up to football players. I just want to be that guy who parents can point to and say, ‘He does it the right way.'”

Watt seems to be doing exactly that.

H/T BroBible | Screengrab via Houston Texans

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*First Published: Oct 17, 2015, 2:05 pm CDT