New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz traveled to Connecticut on Tuesday, visiting with the family of a Jack Pinto, a 6-year-old boy killed Friday in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Pinto was a Giants fan who called Cruz his favorite player. The wideout visited the family for more than three hours, one day after Jack was laid to rest wearing a No. 80 Cruz jersey.
"Much love to the entire Pinto family. Great people with huge hearts," Cruz tweeted after leaving the home, via The New York Post. "Looking at life through a different lens."
Cruz wrote "Jack Pinto" and "My Hero" on his cleats prior to New York's 34-0 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Said one guest at the house on Tuesday: "It was a successfully private moment, and I'd prefer to keep it that way."
A classy gesture by Cruz, who understands his presence alone can lift a community in unthinkably trying times.
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