Twitter campaign gets Tim Tebow to call teen involved in car accident –

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Monday night, Tim Tebow called a teenager who survived a car accident that left two of his close friends dead; Tim Tebow is the New York Jets quarterback and Monday he saw a Twitter campaign online that asked him to call the teenager…so he did.

Matt Hardy, 17, lives in Albany, N.Y. and two hours after the Twitter campaign started to trend on the social networking site Tebow was on the phone.

#TebowCallMatt started to create a buzz and after the call Tebow responded on Twitter with:

Thanks to everyone who got #TebowCallMatt trending & helped connect us. Matt truly inspired me. God bless y’all.

Patricia Hardy, Matt’s mother told ABC News that night:

It was very uplifting for him after he’d been a part of a very tragic situation. He’d been a fan of Tim Tebow’s for the longest time, so it put a smile on his face.

Saturday night Matt Hardy and Bailey Wind survived a car accident, but two of their close friends, Chris Stewart and Deanna Riverr both died. All of the teenagers were 17 years old.

Dennis Drue, 22, hit the teens’ car and he failed a sobriety test at the accident site.

ESPN reported that 50,000 Twitter followers retweeted the hashtag #TebowCallMatt.

For another story on Tim Tebow and Twitter see the video above.

Tim Tebow is the New York Jets backup quarterback and he is one of the most popular players in the NFL. He’s known for his strong religious beliefs, ethical views and he has a great deal of support from fans. As a quarterback he has a completion record of 47.3 percent, but more importantly he has that X factor that many people admire.

Tebow is already known for his charitable work in the US, Philippines, Haiti and Bangladesh.

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