A basketball fan in Utah had just one person on his mind after undergoing wisdom teeth surgery.
That person was Utah Jazz superstar Donovan Mitchell. In a viral video seen on Thursday, the fan expressed his love for Mitchell as he woke up from surgery.
“He’s my best friend. I love Donovan,” the fan said while sobbing uncontrollably. “He’s my best friend. I love him so much. He’s my best friend.”
A person recording the video asked the fan how he can be best friends with a man he has never met.
“I play with him all the time,” the fan responded.
He got his wisdom teeth removed and couldn’t stop talking about Donovan Mitchell. 😂 😂 (via disco_brisco_) pic.twitter.com/pQ3yqGmQXF— House of Highlights (@HoHighlights) February 27, 2020
The viral video got the attention of Mitchell on Twitter.
"My new best friend," the Jazz guard wrote.
😂😂😂😂😂😂 my new best friend ❤️ https://t.co/dBdDR9bOmJ— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) February 27, 2020
Twitter users pleaded with Mitchell to give the fan some tickets to a Jazz game.
"Yo man, you gotta hook this youngster up with some swag and tickets!" one person said. "That was so pure. I can’t stop watching this and busting up."
Yo man, you gotta hook this youngster up w some swag and tickets! That was so pure. I can’t stop watching this and busting up.— Fearless Frank (@FearlessFrank4) February 27, 2020
"He needs tickets to tomorrow's game!" another Twitter user added.
He needs tickets to tomorrow's game!— Joe Shannon (@JiggaJazzman) February 27, 2020
And there were many more people who had fun with the video.
Another person said "Oh man! I don’t know if this boy gonna be pissed or thrilled when he comes around!!"
Anastasia is a hell of a drug,😏 .........very good stuff broski👊🤣. luv it man , looks that way🤣 pic.twitter.com/gt0loHsVA2— SO_OTHERS_MAY_LIVE. (@greeneyedbrahma) February 28, 2020
Mitchell has become a beloved figure in the NBA with his contributions on and off the court. According to Sports Illustrated, the All-Star surprised his fourth-grade teacher and her daughter last year with a $25,000 scholarship. The Jazz guard also shocked Utah students in 2018 when he donated t-shirts, backpacks and autographed shoes.
Oh man! I don’t know if this boy gonna be pissed or thrilled when he comes around!!— LoveMyBeagle (@MistyLong60) February 27, 2020
Last month, Mitchell wore custom shoes during a game to support the relief efforts for the Puerto Rico earthquake and the brush fires in Australia.