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Six people have died as a result of Sunday’s attack at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. A familiar NFL star and Wisconsin native has now offered a gesture to help the families of those victims as they heal.

“J.J. Watt is covering the funeral costs for everyone that lost their life in the Waukesha Christmas Parade,” Wisconsin journalist Cory Jennerjohn wrote on Twitter. “That is an amazing gesture. He has such a huge heart.”

J.J. Watt is covering the funeral costs for everyone that lost their life in the Waukesha Christmas Parade. That is an amazing gesture. He has such a huge heart.

— Cory Jennerjohn (@CoryJennerjohn) November 23, 2021

Watt was born in Waukesha and played football at Pewaukee High School, Fox News reported. He later attended the University of Wisconsin, where he grew into a star defensive end who would eventually become a first-round NFL draft pick.

On the field, Watt has found plenty of success for himself. He is a five-time Pro Bowl selection and the only player in NFL history to record 20 or more sacks in multiple seasons, Arizona Sports reported.

With that said, Watt is almost as well-known for his achievements off the field. According to Bleacher Report, he won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, which is given to one player annually for excellence both on and off the field,

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