A 94-year-old woman was surprised to receive a jersey from one of her favorite NBA players after Twitter user Lili Gu shared with the world just how much her grandmother loved the sport.
Gu’s grandmother appears to have become an avid basketball fan during the COVID-19 pandemic, taking extensive notes of her favorite NBA players as she studied the games.
Her enthusiasm for the sport garnered attention in March, when her Brooklyn Nets favorite, James Harden, retweeted her story.
grandma got good taste! 🙏🏾 https://t.co/HqdxbibkF1
— James Harden (@JHarden13) March 16, 2021
Danny Green also found himself on the top of her list and did not hesitate to send her a personalized jersey.
The Philadelphia 76ers’ shooting guard surprised the grandmother with the package along with a message that read, “Thank you for picking me, here’s to 95!” according to Yahoo Sports.
Gu posted her grandmother’s wholesome reaction to Twitter, beginning with her thanking the player and ending by praising his performance in the final seconds of a game against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 25.
Danny Green shooting from the corner and into our hearts 💚
— Lili Gu (@wiwigoo) March 27, 2021
The whole NBA community was thrilled to hear about the grandmother’s story, with many requesting she share some of her other favorite players.
This is awesome. Can we see the Chicago fave? 👀
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) March 15, 2021
— utahjazz (@utahjazz) March 15, 2021
This is what we’re here for 🥺❤️
(Can we see her fav Nugget?)
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) March 15, 2021
In one of her follow-up posts, Gu shared that her grandmother isn’t likely to make many more appearances but is happy that her story was able to make others smile.
Grandma also says thank you to all her new fans 😆 and to the TV networks that reached out! She is incredibly flattered, but she isn’t about the fame and is just getting out of isolation and too much excitement affects her blood pressure — she’s just happy this made people happy.
— Lili Gu (@wiwigoo) March 19, 2021
Feature Image via @wiwigoo