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New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz visited the home of Jack Pinto, the 6-year-old Connecticut school shooting victim who idolized the NFL star.

Jack was among 20 children who lost their lives Friday in Newtown, Conn., when a crazed gunman open fire inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Upon learning that Cruz was Pinto’s favorite player, the 26-year-old reached out to the family, and visited their home for a touch football game Tuesday.

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Victor Cruz honored Jack Pinto during Sunday’s game against Atlanta, writing the slain child’s name on his shoes. Then he went the extra mile Tuesday.


Several school-age children played in the front yard of his family’s home with Cruz yesterday, many wearing Giants jerseys or Newtown football shirts.

The children and their families left after several hours. Kids carried autographed Giants footballs and jerseys and laughed and hugged the star.

About 45 minutes later, Cruz left the home in an SUV. He later tweeted that he has “much love to the entire Pinto family. Great people with huge hearts.”

The same could be said of Victor himself, it sounds like.