NFL Draft Prospect Surprises Cancer-Surviving Mom With A Pink Cadillac

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, many are planning their big surprises to honor mom this Sunday, and one NFL draft prospect just set the bar real high for the rest of us.

We came across a feel-good story on Bleacher Report about Teddy Bridgewater, a former Louisville Kentucky player, making good on a 3rd grade promise he made to his mother, Rose, to buy her a pink Cadillac Escalade when he became a professional football player.

As he explains in a short documentary directed by Spike Lee and presented by Cadillac, Teddy owes a lot to his mother, who is a breast cancer survivor, on his road to football stardom.

So to honor a promise he made when he was just nine years old, Teddy teamed up with Cadillac to give his mom the ultimate surprise – a brand new car. As Bleacher Report notes, the color pink signifies both Rose’s name and overcoming breast cancer.

Teddy shared a photo of his mom after the emotional surprise on his Intsagram, with the caption with the photo, “When It’s All Said And Done, That Promise I Made To You When I Was A Younger Boy Has Finally Been Fulfilled..!! It Doesn’t Stop Here Though As You Always Say, Blessed Beyond Measures..!! “

You can watch Teddy’s family story and the entire surprise unfold in the Spike-Lee directed short doc below:

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