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Joe Ingles Surprises Young Jazz Fan With Autism On Birthday

Renae Ingles of the Thunderbirds celebrates her last game with husband Joe and twins Jacob and Milla during the round 14 Super Netball match between the Thunderbirds and Magpies at Titanium Security Arena on May 28, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz favorite Joe Ingles surprised a young fan with autism by mailing him a birthday gift.

A photo of the young fan holding up an autographed Jazz shirt was posted to Twitter.

“So this cute boy with autism is a HUGE Jazz fan, probably the biggest fan in Colorado,” began the Tweet.

The tweet went on to thank Ingles for making his birthday special.

“It’s his birthday and thanks to Joe He got a great gift. He was super excited thanks for making his day!” finished the Tweet.

Ingles has a special place in his heart for children with autism. His son Jacob was diagnosed back in February.

After he shared the diagnosis with the Jazz community, he and his wife, Renae, began work with autism charities. They even hosted an Autism Awareness night during a game at Vivint SmartHome Arena.