On Jan 12, 2013, Lindsey Bartay published on YouTube a video of Breanna, a six-year-old girl crying because she is too young to marry Houston Texans football player J.J. This video immediately became a sensation.
When Watt saw the video, he wanted to find Breanna. On Monday, 28th January, he tweeted: “Does anyone happen to know this cute little girl? We have to find her and turn those tears into a smile.”
Watt found Breanna.
On Wednesday, 30th January, he tweeted photos of himself “proposing” to Breanna with a Ring Pop and flowers. He wrote that the little girl had agreed to be his “pretend wife for the day.”
The following day Watt told Yahoo Sports Radio that he gave Breanna a white jersey to wear as a wedding dress, and joked about registering at Toys ‘R Us.
“It was awesome and it was great, and we had our first dance to her favorite artist, Justin Bieber. It was really, really cool,” Watt said. “It was fun. It was priceless.”
- LOOK: J.J. Watt’s Amazing ‘Proposal’ (huffingtonpost.com)
- J.J. Watt ‘Marries’ Tearful 6-Year-Old Breanna Bartay For A Day (VIDEO) (blippitt.com)