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Saints Punter Thomas Morstead Gets An Emotional Surprise [VIDEO]

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We didn’t think it was possible to love Saints punter Thomas Morstead anymore than we already do, but this emotional video proved us wrong.

In an exclusive video from WGNO, Thomas gets the emotional surprise of a lifetime.

Affectionately known by the WHO DAT NATION as “Legatron,” Morstead is also recognized for his charity work, and giving back to the community through his non-profit, “What You Give Will Grow.” While promoting his charity, Thomas was on the receiving end for a change.

Thomas took the stage at the Freret Street Festival in New Orleans to say a few words about his charity, but had no idea that just around the stage he would be greeted by friend and former teammate, Steve Gleason.

Making a trek like this for Gleason is hard enough, but the fact that he made the trip with his son Rivers and wife Michel (in the pouring rain, no less) to show Morstead just how much he loved him made it just that much more special.

But it didn’t stop there.

The day after Morstead was drafted to the Saints, Frank Gansz — his college football coach at SMU — passed away. The coach often told Thomas, “What you give, will grow” which later became the namesake for his foundation that encouraged others to go out of their way to pay it forward.

Waiting for Thomas when he walked through the door, was Coach Gansz’ wife, Barbara. Immediately the two exchanged a heartfelt hug.

Overcome with emotion, Morstead still had another surprise waiting in the form of a visit and a hug from Madison “Madi” Adams. Last fall Madi was suffering from pediatric cancer and Morstead raised tens of thousands of dollars to get her the bone marrow transplant she desperately needed.

If you didn’t already love Thomas Morstead, seeing just how much this guy gives of himself to benefit others should do the trick.

For more information on Morstead’s charity, go to


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