We all know how it feels to see a player you love on the field and know they are loved and will always be loved by their teammates, but we don’t know what it’s like to witness it in real life.
That is exactly what one San Diego Chargers player has been doing this offseason, as he has been photographed performing a virtual hug in front of a virtual team of Chargers fans during games.
According to Inside Scoops, 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt has been performing a hug with the Chargers fans on a daily basis since his return from a four-game suspension last season, but this is the first time he has performed the gesture on a live game.
“The first thing you notice when you walk out on the sidelines and you get the hug is how much I love you,” Tartt said.
“And then it’s just really amazing how much of an impact you can have on someone, especially in a sport like football.”
Tartt said he was inspired by Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, who also performed a virtual embrace on the sideline with the fans during last season’s postseason.
“I knew what he meant, and I just wanted to make that same thing happen for my team,” Tartts said.
“You get a chance to hug the people you love and you want to hug, you want them to be your family and you love them and they are so happy for you.”
Tatters virtual hug with Chargers fansDuring his career, Tartt, 27, has played in 17 games with the San Diego Bolts, including three starts.
He has seven interceptions and six passes defensed.
“When I first got here, I was just trying to make it a reality, I wanted to be a part of something bigger,” Tarts said.
“‘I want to be able to hug you, but I can’t do it on my own.'”
Tartts was drafted by the Chargers in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.