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Uvalde school shooting survivor invited to be honorary captain for Atlanta Falcons during last Sunday’s game

The Atlanta Falcons prevailed over the Chicago Bears last Sunday, they usually had a brand new group member serving to information them from the sidelines — Robb Elementary shooting survivor Daniel ‘Tres’ Ruiz.

Daniel was invited by the group to be an honorary captain during the match in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

His favourite NFL group is the Falcons, and after having survived the unthinkable Robb Elementary tragedy on May 24, he was invited to meet the gamers in June during an in-person apply.

It wasn’t till last week when Daniel heard from his favourite group once more, by way of an surprising video name from Falcons fullback Kevin Smith.

“Yo Tres, it’s K Smith, your friend, Atlanta Falcons fullback. Just hoping that life is treating you and the family well. I know you’ve been watching us on TV and following us, and we just thought it’d be cool if you come see us live in-person,” Smith mentioned within the video. “But not only that, we want you to be our honorary captain this weekend as we face off with the Bears. It’d be an honor for us to host you. We’re looking forward to it. We miss you. We love you, and God bless. See you soon.”

Daniel was speechless when watching the video name. He requested his mother after watching the video message, “Wait, so we’re going back [to Atlanta]?”

His mother eagerly replied “Yes!” and mentioned they would go away the following day.

During Sunday’s game, he was seen standing on the sidelines and strolling out with the gamers. The Falcons claimed a 27-24 victory over the Bears.

You can watch the video of the decision with Smith beneath:

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