Tim Tebow visits 89-year-old fan who had been praying to meet him

An 89-year-old Tim Tebow fan got the surprise of her life when football star-turned-college football analyst and professional baseball player Tim Tebow, whom she has been praying to meet, visited her.

(Reuters/Danny Moloshok/File Photo)Former NFL player Tim Tebow is shown in this photo.

Margaret Henderson of Atlanta, Georgia, could not believe her eyes when Tebow visited her. TMZ Sports posted a video of the encounter, and in the clip, it can be seen that Henderson was unsure at first upon seeing the 29-year-old sports celebrity, saying, "That's not Tim Tebow." When she realized that it was indeed Tebow in front of her, she exclaimed, "Oh my God! you're kidding."

Henderson even asked Tebow if she could kiss him before planting one on his cheek. She said, "I love you, I love your mama, I love your daddy, I love Robby, and I love all of your family."

Tebow has been known to have unusual encounters with random people and to show kindness toward others.

In October, many witnesses posted photos and videos of Tebow praying over a fan who appeared to be having a seizure after his Arizona Fall League debut. He reportedly even stayed with him until the paramedics came.

Back in June, Tebow was on a Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta to Phoenix when one of the passengers had a heart attack and later died, as reported by People Magazine. According to Florida Times-Union, Tebow comforted the family and led the passengers in prayer for the man who had collapsed. Richard V. Gotti, who was on the flight, shared the incident on Facebook.

"I observed a guy walking down the aisle. That guy was Tim Tebow. He met with the family as they cried on his shoulder! I watched Tim pray with the entire section of the plane for this man," Gotti wrote.

Gotti's story was confirmed by Erick Dellenbach, president and executive director of the Tim Tebow Foundation, according to NewsMax.

Tebow played three seasons in the National Football League (NFL). On top of being an ESPN broadcaster, he currently pursues a career in professional baseball. In September, he signed up with the New York Mets as baseball outfielder.

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