Kids write letters of encouragement to Blair Walsh after missed FG

Wednesday January 13th, 2016

After missing a short field goal that would have won his team a playoff game, a first grade class in Minnesota wrote letters of encouragement to Vikings kicker Blair Walsh. Even though their teacher is a Seahawks fan. 

Teacher Judie Offerdahl had her students write the letters to help teach them about empathy and plans to send them to Walsh. 

•​ Players on the field, around the league react to missed kick

You’ve really got to watch the video on the Star-Tribune’s website, because these kids are the cutest. 

“You are handsome,” one kid said.

“Everyone makes mistakes,” a few said. 

One girl said she hopes the Vikings win the Super Bowl this year, which hopefully won’t upset Walsh too much.

- Dan Gartland

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