#ZaevionDobson Goes Viral Around the World as Sports Stars, Celebrities Pay Respect to ‘American Hero’


Social media exploded in a flurry of farewell messages over the weekend after news reports circulated details of how 15-year-old Fulton High School student and football player Zaevion Dobson shielded three girls as gang members fired into a crowd of children sitting on their front porch.

Tweets from professional athletes and religious leaders poured in promoting hashtags like  and , honoring the courageous young man.

WNBA Champion Mistie Bass shared her condolences. Reverend Franklin Graham ask his 457,000 followers to join him in prayer for the Dobson family:

Zaevion’s brother Zack was recently recognized by ESPN and SportCenter’s Top-10 Plays for his ability to catch a football while doing a backflip.

Zack joined others from across the country and around the world in honoring his brother’s life and the sacrifice he made to save others:

A GoFundMe account has been set up to support the Dobson family.

https://t.co/M29NizU6yn donate to the hero & our family ✊ #24strong — Zack Dobson (@stn__zack) December 19, 2015