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The Buffalo Bills were surprised with special gifts in honor of Damar Hamlin ahead of their playoff game against the Bengals … receiving “3” pendants for the entire team.
Von Miller — whose season ended prematurely after he tore his ACL on Thanksgiving Day — showed off the new jewelry on social media … and the team is clearly pumped about the gesture.
NYC-based jeweler Gabriel Jacobs of Rafaello and Co. gifted 80 pendants to the team and Damar’s family … which feature a 2.5-inch, 14k gold #3 and a heart.
We’re told Damar will be getting his very own customized pendant … which will also feature diamonds.
The backs of each pendant feature one of Hamlin’s viral quotes — “If you get a chance to show some love today do it! It won’t cost you nothing.”
Jacobs explained his decision to gift the pendants … saying, “Like many others, when I saw what happened to Damar Hamlin, I couldn’t help but feel connected thinking that this could happen to a family member of mine.”
“I was extremely moved by all the outpouring of love and donations that came from all across the world. Being a jeweler, I wanted to give back in my own way by gifting these pendants as a way for the Buffalo Bills team to continue to honor Hamlin.”
24-year-old Hamlin went into cardiac arrest after tackling Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins on Monday Night Football … a moment that shook the sports world.
Hamlin was since released from the hospital after spending time in the ICU … and head coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday the Bills safety has been at the practice facility “almost daily.”
McDermott said Hamlin is still taking things day by day … and is trying to get back into a routine suitable for his current stage in recovery.
It’s unclear if Hamlin will be at Highmark Stadium for the team’s Divisional Round game against the Bengals … but one thing’s for sure — he’ll be on Bills Mafia’s mind.