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49ers Star Patrick Willis Invited To 7-Year-Old Suisun City Girl’s Birthday Party; Sends Flower Bouquet

by Carlos E. Castañeda
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Inside linebacker Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates a defensive stop against the Atlanta Falcons during a game at Candlestick Park on December 23, 2013 in San Francisco. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Inside linebacker Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates a defensive stop against the Atlanta Falcons during a game at Candlestick Park on December 23, 2013 in San Francisco. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco 49ers star linebacker Patrick Willis is known for interacting with fans on social media and has made even more fans by his response to a 7-year-old girl who invited him to her birthday party.

Elizabeth Penados of Suisun City sent Willis a hand-drawn invitation letter to her birthday party on April 23rd, saying “I am your biggest fan.”

Willis responded with a tweet showing an image of the letter, and calling it the “best invitation ever” from his “soon to be 7yr old friend’”

While Willis was unable to make a personal appearance at the “Frozen”- themed party, he instead sent a bouquet of red roses and a birthday note to Elizabeth.

Happy birthday Elizabeth! I am sorry I couldn’t make it today but I wanted to wish you a day full of fun! Thanks for being a great fan, I truly appreciate your support! – Patrick

The story of Willis’ touching gesture quickly was retweeted across the Twitter-verse

Even among Dallas Cowboys fans:

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