PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Seventeen-year-old Malik Fitch got a bit of a surprise by Cardinals running back David Johnson and singer Jordin Sparks today.
"It's beautiful that they come and help and give little things like this because it means a lot," he said. "Oh man, like what else can you say... you're meeting Jordin Sparks. Crazy."
Many players and Jordin Sparks walked around Phoenix Children's Hospital and handed our uniformed teddy bears to children in the pediatric units.
"To be able to bring some of the holiday spirit and also the football spirit to these kids, who can't be there, you know," Sparks said. "They're here in the hospital. They would rather be anywhere else, so to be able to be here and bring a smile to their face, that's amazing."
Malik says meeting his role model was completely surreal.
"Real special to see football players and stuff like that because that's what I want to do in life," he said.
Malik's mom was by his side and shared in his surprise.
"It's a big thing to me, he loves football, he can't play," Liza Fitch said. "He loves football and just to see a Cardinals player come in today, it made my day too."
David Johnson says he's not sure who's having a better time between he and Jordin, or the kids.
"It was good to talk to him and he said he just played at our stadium, which was cool and they won and you know it was a good day," he said. "I think we're having more fun doing this and enjoying this time and inspiring and just brightening up kids' day."
Now as patients work to recover, they have this teddy bear to turn to and remind them of this special day.