Cowboys' Dez Bryant Responds After Spelling Bee Co-Champ Celebrates Win With His Victory Sign
"Somehow, some way I have to get you to a game," the Dallas wide receiver tells his young fan.
Nihar Janga had a good Thursday.
Not only did the 11-year-old become the youngest contestant to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee alongside co-champ Jairam Hathwar, he also got a shout-out from Dallas Cowboys' star wide receiver Dez Bryant.
Janga, a fifth-grader, made Bryant's signature X sign with his arms while celebrating his victory.
Bryant was touched.
"#NiharJanga you just made my whole day buddy.. Congrats on winning the #spellingbee champ.. Some how some way I have to get you to a game #x," Bryant wrote.
The spelling bee, which ended in a tie for the third consecutive year, was broadcast on ESPN.
Janga's winning word was "gesellschaft," which means a mechanistic type of social relationship.
Watch the two boys celebrate after their last words: