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Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz paid tribute to slain six-year-old Jack Pinto on Sunday and plans on visiting the boy's family in Newtown.
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz plans on visiting the family of Jack Pinto, one of the 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Friday. Cruz will present the family with used cleats and gloves from Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Cruz was Pinto's favorite player, and the wide receiver decided to use his equipment to pay tribute to the slain six-year-old after speaking with the grief stricken family on Saturday night. Cruz wrote "R.I.P. Jack Pinto" on one of his cleats and Jack's name along with "My Hero" on the other one. He wrote "This one is 4 u!" on one of his gloves.
Pinto's parents told Cruz that they planned on burying Jack in Cruz's No. 80 Giants jersey, which means a lot to the wide receiver (via ESPN New York)
"I told them I was honored," Cruz said. "I couldn't even express to them how great that made me feel, and how big of an honor that is."
Cruz also said he plans on helping the Pinto family in any way possible as they attempt to recover from their terrible tragedy.