NFL Star J.J. Watt's Excitement Over Rare Snowfall In Houston Is Contagious

"The day has come."

It's hard not to smile at Houston Texans player J.J. Watt's ecstatic reaction to seeing snow in his team's home city this past week. He shared his reaction to the rare sight in an Instagram video on Thursday.

"When I got drafted by Houston in 2011, I was sure that I would never see this day," said the defensive end, who is originally from Wisconsin and probably used to seeing snow back home. "But the day has come. I don't know if I could possibly be more excited."

Watt acknowledged that it was "not quite sticking to the ground," but nevertheless declared, "We have snow in Houston!" He even tilted his head back to catch a few flakes on his tongue.

"I don't know if you can see it. I don't care if you can see it," he said. "This is awesome. Houston. Texas. Snow. This is incredible." By the next day, the snow had stuck enough for Watt to share a wintry photograph of his yard, adding the hashtag #WinterWonderland.

Snow wasn't the only exciting gift Watt received this past week. According to People, he was recently named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated, along with José Altuve of the Houston Astros, for giving back after Hurricane Harvey devastated the city earlier this year.

Watt started an online fundraiser, pledging $100,000 of his own money to start, and ultimately raising $37 million for hurricane relief. The player shared his overwhelmed reaction on social media throughout the fundraiser's progress. 

GET SOME POSITIVITY IN YOUR INBOX

Subscribe to our newsletter and get the latest news and exclusive updates.