They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Turns out, the same can be said about an advertisement. After seeing Derrick Coleman's Duracell ad, nine year old Riley Kovalcik wrote the football player a letter.
She was inspired by the ad that shows Coleman overcoming the odds to become a Seattle Seahawk despite having a hearing impairment from an early age.
Kovalcik, and her identical twin sister Erin, were both born with a hearing impairment as well.
Riley says seeing the commercial made them realize they could do anything they wanted in life.
Coleman received the letter and wrote back! The girls' father posted the letter and response to Twitter and tweeted at Coleman, "You've inspired inspired my little girls in a way I never could."
Check out the Riley's letter below:
And check out Derrick's reply:
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