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Must-Watch Video: Seattle’s Deaf FB Derrick Coleman Meets Hearing-Impaired Little Girls

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SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 19:  Fullback Derrick Coleman #40 of the Seattle Seahawks reacts in the second half while taking on the San Francisco 49ers during the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

SEATTLE, WA – JANUARY 19: Fullback Derrick Coleman #40 of the Seattle Seahawks reacts in the second half while taking on the San Francisco 49ers during the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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By Ashley Dunkak
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CBS DETROIT – For all the discouraging stories we read about athletes setting awful examples, there are the stories like this one. Inspired by what Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman has accomplished even while being legally deaf since he was a child, two little girls who are hearing-impaired wrote him a letter, and he wrote back.


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The girls are among Coleman’s biggest fans, and as the video shows, the very idea of meeting the man they call their “inspiration” leaves the girls positively and adorably giddy. Then, of course, Coleman appears.

The resulting interaction is one that will warm your heart. Enjoy.

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