Twitter Talks, Tim Tebow Listens; QB Answers Calls to Cheer Up Upstate Teen Crash Victim

New York Jets starting (?) quarterback/perpetual do-gooder Tim Tebow is always trying to out-do-good his previous acts of do-goodery -- and yesterday was no exception.

There was a fairly horrific car wreck just north of Albany over the weekend that claimed the lives of two high school athletes and seriously injured two others. A driver of a second vehicle is alleged to be responsible for the fatal wreck, and he reportedly failed a sobriety test.

So where does Tebow fit in to this equation? Allow us to explain:

One of the two surviving students, Shenendehowa High School junior Matthew Hardy, was a star on the school's football team, as was one of the teens killed in the wreck, Shen junior Chris Stewart.

As Hardy -- who apparently is a fan of football's favorite messiah -- was recovering in the hospital over the weekend, the hashtag #TebowCallMatt trended on Twitter. By 7 p.m. yesterday, more than 50,000 Twitter users had retweeted it -- and it soon caught Tebow's attention.

So what did Tebow do? He called Matt, of course -- because he's Tim Tebow.

About 9 p.m., Hardy's brother, Michael, tweeted: "TIM TEBOW JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH MATT! SUCH A CLASS ACT!!"

Soon after, Tebow tweeted: "Thanks to everyone who got #TebowCallMatt trending & helped connect us. Matt truly inspired me. God bless y'all."

That sound you just heard was the collective swooning of every woman in America.

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