Kids try to cheer up Blair Walsh after that field goal fail

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Kids Try to Cheer Up Blair Walsh After That Field Goal Fail


Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh missed what would have been a game-winning field goal with just seconds left in the game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday -- but a group of first-graders in Minnesota want him to know it's okay.

"Dear Blair, I feel bad for you," one student said.

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"You are still so good at football,"another student said.

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Kids try to cheer up Blair Walsh after that field goal fail
DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 14: Blair Walsh #3 of the Minnesota Vikings reacts on the sidelines after having a fourth quarter field goal attempt blocked during the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Vikings 16-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 27: Blair Walsh #3 of the Minnesota Vikings kicks off during an NFL game against the New York Giants at TCF Bank Stadium December 27, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Blair Walsh #3 of the Minnesota Vikings kicks a field goal against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on September 14, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 1: Blair Walsh #3 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates after his game-winning field goal against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on November 1, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Vikings defeated the Bears 23-20. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 27: Blair Walsh #3 of the Minnesota Vikings sits on the bench before the game against the San Diego Chargers on September 27, 2015 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS - SEPTEMBER 7: Blair Walsh #3 of the Minnesota Vikings kicks the ball during practice prior to an NFL game against the St. Louis Rams at Edward Jones Dome, on September 7, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS - SEPTEMBER 7: Blair Walsh #3 of the Minnesota Vikings kicks the ball during practice prior to an NFL game against the St. Louis Rams at Edward Jones Dome, on September 7, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)
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"Keep on trying. We love you so much," a student read out loud.

"You were so close," a classmate read to WCCO.

"We love you, Blair!" everyone in the class shouted.

"He was so close to getting it up there," a student said.

"He was so close to making it, but he missed it. He was crying at the end. It was sad," a student told KARE.

The teachers turned the devastating missed field goal into a lesson on empathy, having the children write Walsh letters of encouragement.

They came up with the idea after the first-graders came to school repeating things their parents had said -- like, "He should be fired."

We're not sure if Walsh has received the letters yet, but he hasn't posted on Twitter since the miss.

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