NY Giants player Saquon Barkley deemed 'Rookie of the Year'

After a young boy was snubbed by a Dallas Cowboys player for wearing a New York Giants jersey to the game, Barkley sent a personal message to the boy thanking him for being a fan.
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We're back here on "Gma" with a great story. The latest NFL rookie of the year is a real hero to a young football fan. Saquon Barkley stepping in with a giant gesture when the youngster was snubbed by a cowboys player. Rob is here with that story. Rob, good morning. Good morning, whit. The boy lives in Texas, but as a giants fan he's in enemy territory at the cowboys stadium but that didn't stop him from wearing his favorite giant's Jersey. What happened next set up a chain of events he never would have imagined. It's the heartbreaking moment caught on camera and seen by millions online. Get the right Jersey, song. Reporter: While wearing a saquon Barkley Jersey, 11-year-old kamil Bautista and his family drove nine hours from their home in McAllen, Texas, to see the giants play the Dallas cowboys last week. Reporter: Disappointed by his favorite team's ugly loss, a chance for an autograph from one of his heroes on the home team could have eased the pain. Then this happened. That's cowboy defensive end Demarcus Lawrence refusing the child an autograph and mocking his Jersey. Get the right Jersey, son. Hey, bro, you got the wrong Jersey. Like get you a New Jersey. Tell your parents like for Christmas. Reporter: Lawrence unapologetic on social media tweeting it's more than one kid that come to the game with cowboys Jerseys and never get to meet any player. So if I'm honest with my own kids, I will never treat your kid better than mine so suck it up. #Sorrynotsorry. Saquon here. Reporter: But what may have seemed like a fumble now turning into a big score for this lifelong giants fan. Watch kamil's reaction as his dad shares a video message from his hero NFL superstar saquon Barkley. The giants star running back going the distance giving kamil's family tickets to a game in New York. Just reflecting on this year and my life, any kid that looks up to me or any athlete in this building, you can do anything in the world. Reporter: The giants star running back going the distance, giving kamil's family tickets to a game in New York. While he's only in the sixth grade he's already a professional in sportsmanship. I still really like him. I know people make mistakes. I still really like him. How about that? The whole family, they are psyched to go to the game. His dad said they received a lot of messages from cowboy fans as well. Amazing. Saquon, he was on "Gma" last year. I got to meet him. Just such a nice dude. This is not surprising at all. I like how the kid forgives Demarcus Lawrence. Because all of us would -- You're going to be all right, Demarcus. If the giants lose again this week -- Good point. And we have "Pop news" right

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