Ahead of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ game against the Cleveland Browns that day, the four-year NFL veteran reached out and wished Dominic a happy birthday from him and his dog, Boujee.
Justine posted the video of Smith-Schuster wishing her son a happy birthday on TikTok and then sent him a video of Dominic saying thank you.
But Smith-Schuster wasn’t done with the birthday love just yet.
After sending the video, the Pro Bowl wide receiver messaged Justine and told her that he was sending her a jersey for Dominic. Justine kept it a secret from her son in order to surprise him.
When the jersey did finally arrive, both Justine and Dominic were shocked to find that Smith-Schuster had signed the jersey.
“He was just so happy, to where tears came to his eyes,” Justine said. “He was jumping up and down and he just couldn’t control himself.”
That an NFL player of Smith-Schuster’s caliber would not only see Justine’s original TikTok, but also take time out of his busy schedule to send a video and a signed jersey, is something that still blows Justine away.
Dominic was quick to tell his friends and teachers at school about his new jersey and how cool his seventh birthday was this year.
“It was like getting a good present, like on Christmas,” Dominic said. “But more than just getting a good present – a great present.”