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College football star fulfills childhood promise to buy mom pink Cadillac

College Football Star Fulfills Childhood Promise To Buy Mom Pink Cadillac

It's that time of year when we let our moms know how much we care about them (though we should really be doing that daily, right?).

One college football player is giving his mom this message in a big, brightly colored way.

TEDDY: "I just want you to walk with me."
ROSE: "Walk with you where?"
TEDDY: "It's your new car."
ROSE: "For real?"

Let's take a better look at that car. Yes, former University of Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater gifted his mother Rose Murphy with a pink Cadillac Escalade.

The story behind this pink car is incredibly sweet.

Bridgewater told a writer for USA Today, "Riding home from one of my third-grade games, I just said, 'Mom, when I make it to the NFL, I'm going to buy you a pink Cadillac Escalade with pink rims.'"

Although at age nine, Bridgewater just assumed pink was the color every woman would want her car to be, the hue now holds a much deeper meaning for the two.

The Miami Herald says Bridgewater was just 14 years old when Murphy broke the news to him and his siblings that she had breast cancer. At the time, Bridgewater considered giving up football to help out his mother, but she made sure he stuck with it.

After many rounds of chemotherapy, Murphy is now in remission. Her son saluted her before every one of his football games.

Both Bridgewater and Murphy stopped by ABC's "Good Morning America" Tuesday to chat about that incredible gift.

Murphy said she remembers when her son made that promise, but she "didn't think it was gonna happen this soon. I thought it was gonna be a couple years down the road."

Bridgewater is currently on his way to making his NFL dream come true. We'll see which team takes him after the NFL draft begins Thursday.

Check out the full video here:

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WonderWoman@when.com May 07 2014 at 6:21 AM

White boys worried about where a young Black man got his money from in the absence of a contract???? Jealous. And no, it's not a question. Each of you whom has asked this "question" fit the aforementioned demographic and that is of no coincidence.....
Did you intellectually inferior SOBs ever stop to consider that this young man may have had a stock portfolio, interest bearing accounts, savings, or (dare I say) GOOD CREDIT --gasp-- to have afforded such a thing?
Very ignorant and inept of you to be continually stunted by your own racist fallacies. Thus the reason men are men and boys are boys.

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mzladysmiling WonderWoman@when.com May 07 2014 at 6:59 AM

It's easy to sit behind the anonymity of a computer and
spew evil bigoted and racist comments.... The real
test is how they live their everyday lives amongst a
very real society....
My guess is that they are people who are excluded from
family functions, healthy social interactions, and live a life of
dysfunction filled with despair and depression.... People with
mental illness who refuse treatment, yet continue to refuse
to accept responsibility for the choices they have made, or
continue to make..... And blame others for what is perceived as
their own misfortune.... such a sad lonely lot of folks they are....
Their worlds are so small and un inviting.... Living a life of
seclusion, behind the anonymity of a computer screen....
I guess, more than anything else, they need prayers from
people like you and I who understand that love of humanity
is a far greater asset than their hate-filled bigotry and racism....
Pray for them, for they really need it.....

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alwaysballroom May 06 2014 at 5:26 PM

THAT would be the player I would want on my team

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lovebug May 06 2014 at 5:29 PM

NOTHING like the love between a mother and her son, awesome story. God bless

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BOBBIE YOUNG May 06 2014 at 5:34 PM

i am so happy for her....very nice son.... wow >> may god bless the mother and son...

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tkristian1995 May 06 2014 at 5:47 PM

Great thing you did...after all we only get one Mother!! God Bless you Both

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Pinot Man May 06 2014 at 5:51 PM


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bizzybe01 May 06 2014 at 6:02 PM

What an awesome son! So caring! I love this story!

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gasenginenut May 06 2014 at 6:12 PM

wait a minute.. 12 yrs ago, Cadilac did not make an escalade..

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Bill gasenginenut May 06 2014 at 6:20 PM

The Escalade debuted in 1999............

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dickn2000b gasenginenut May 06 2014 at 6:24 PM

Bill is correct. You are a dumbass.

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Jim Nash May 06 2014 at 6:27 PM

This is terrific. Not so much about the car but about how much he loves his Mom and just wanted to show his love. Whether he plays in the NFL or not he seems like a great kid.

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mzladysmiling May 06 2014 at 4:58 PM

If this was a white boy getting a royal blue escalade for
his mother, would there still be a ton of questions as to
where the money came from? I highly doubt it....
I say God Bless this young man for honoring his mother
and his family in this manner.... He sets the bar pretty high
for others to follow.... Incredibly UNselfish young man....
I wish him great success in his football career and life in
general.... Not only is he a great son, he'll make a great
husband one day for some very lucky young lady......
Best wishes always......

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eadielde mzladysmiling May 06 2014 at 5:31 PM

Amen!! I agree with everything you said!

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skymett8 mzladysmiling May 06 2014 at 9:20 PM


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