What Nebraska Football Did For This Dying Little Boy Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

The 2013 Nebraska football spring game was an emotional one for the program, with the ultimate highlight of the day in Lincoln coming courtesy of one brave little boy -- seven-year-old cancer patient Jack Hoffman. 

The program adopted Hoffman as their own after the young boy added meeting then-Huskers running back Rex Burkhead to his bucket list prior to his second brain surgery to remove a malignant tumor.  

Hoffman had the opportunity to meet Burkhead prior to the operation, and after a tough 60-week regimen of chemotherapy, Burkhead and the Nebraska football team decided to do something VERY special for him.

The above video may be the single most beautiful thing we've ever seen on a football field.

We wish the best to Jack and his family. While Jack's cancer returned in the summer of 2014, the brave face he's shown during his near-six year battle with pediatric cancer is way beyond the concept of inspiring.


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