Florida State football player Derrick Kelly was surprised over the weekend during his spring game by his brother Derrickus.
Derrick, who plays on the offensive line, had not seen his brother in over two years because he’s been away in the Navy, according to ABC27’s Alison Posey. I’d recommend grabbing a box off tissues because this video will be jerking at your heart.
TEARJERKER ALERT: East Gadsden grad and @FSUFootball lineman Derrick Kelly got a surprise visit from his brother, who serves in the Navy and who Derrick hasn’t seen in two years. @abc27 pic.twitter.com/sRsckW0vFr
— Alison Posey (@AlisonPosey14) April 15, 2018
FSU OL Derrick Kelly’s brother Derrickus Kelly, a naval officer, just came to surprise him before the Seminoles spring game. Both embraced on the field after a video message.
— Safid Deen (@Safid_Deen) April 14, 2018
Right before kick, lineman Derrick Kelly is surprised with an on-field visit from his brother, Derrickus, who is stationed in Hawaii with the Navy. Stuff like that will never not be awesome.
— Tim Linafelt / FSU (@Tim_Linafelt) April 14, 2018
It’s moments like these that we remember that sports can be much bigger than just a game. Imagine not seeing your sibling for multiple years, and then being surprised by them during the spring game of a major football program.
It’s an awesome moment for everybody involved, and it’s awesome that these two brothers finally got to reunite. No matter what happens the rest of the season, Kelly will always have this moment to look back at. Good for FSU and everybody that came together to pull off this surprise. This is what America is all about.