Video: Martellus Bennett dresses as Pikachu, surprises kids at hospital


While the popularity of the augmented reality game “Pokemon Go” may actually be dying out some, the franchise of Pokemon itself is still a popular thing among young children. New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett decided to take advantage of that and make some kids’ days.

Bennett spent the day at the Boston Children’s Hospital on Thursday, but decided not to wear his football jersey. Instead, he put on a giant yellow onesie and acted as a six-foot-six Pikachu.

He brought plush Pokeballs with him and helped the kids “catch ’em all” at the hospital. The kids even turned on Bennett and attempted to “catch” him to make him their partner.

Overall, it was just a really cool video and it seems like everyone had a really good time.

This was certainly a cool thing for Bennett to do on one of his days off. These kids are likely even bigger fans of Pokemon now and would love to have him back for another visit.

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Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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