Nick Saban sends birthday gift to player’s mom battling cancer

Alabama football coach Nick Saban showed off his incredible heart with a sweet gesture for a player’s mom who was battling cancer.

This week, the mother of Eastern Illinois transfer Mike Bernier, who transferred to be closer to his ill mother and was given a preferred walk-on spot on the roster by Saban, celebrated her birthday.

While she was going through her gifts and cards, she received a special note from Saban himself.

Thank you so much to Coach Saban, Mrs.Terry, and the Team for sending these to my mom on her Birthday!!! #RollTidepic.twitter.com/qX8wc0N5g7

— Mike Bernier (@_Itsbernier_) September 21, 2016

Happy Birthday to the sweetest mom in the whole world! I love you with all my heart! I hope you have a great day Mom❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/BAfwbviAif

— Mike Bernier (@_Itsbernier_) September 20, 2016

Saban may always put on a tough face, but it’s great to see he really cares and appreciates every player who comes through his program and every member of their families.

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