Derrick Coleman writes inspiring letter to inspired ad fan

The Seahawks’ own Derrick Coleman, who’s been deaf since the age of 3, starred in the above ad for Duracell, where he details the challenges he overcame with his disability.

In response to the ad, a little girl — one of a pair of twins who both have hearing impairments — wrote him a letter:


Instead of letting it get lost in the shuffle, Coleman wrote back. And his letter was just as heartfelt and sincere as hers.


That’s one of those letters that gets framed by a fan for life.

Via our ad blogger brother David Griner at AdFreak, who in turn found it on Reddit (where all good things on the Internet are born, unless they’re gifs, in which case they’re probably born on Tumblr. Probably).