After Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh missed a potential game winning 27-yard field goal in his team's Wild Card game with Seattle, first grade teacher Judie Offerdahl decided it was a great opportunity for a lesson in empathy.
“I knew that Mr. Walsh probably felt horrible about it,” Offerdahl told the Star Tribune. “I also knew it would be a good teachable moment for the kids.”
So she had her students write letters of encouragement to the reeling kicker. The results, as you might imagine, were pretty darn adorable.
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