Fresh off a narrow win over the Houston Texans, the Kansas City Chiefs sit in first place in the AFC West and are easy Super Bowl favorites with an 11-3 record, meaning all eyes are on them.
And some look closer than others – with no less sincere, heartfelt eyes – to at least one player in particular.
Martha, a 99-year-old resident of Hickory Estates in Hermitage, Missouri, wrote a magical note to Santa asking for just one thing for Christmas: Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.
“Dear Santa Claus,
All I want for Christmas is Travis Kelce. If he could come to me, I would put on false eyelashes, lipstick and blush. All I did was stand there and glare at him. Santa, I hope you can do it.
The letter was released by the West Central Missouri Community Action Agency, which said Hickory Estates residents were asked to drop the big guy a line to tell him what they wanted for Christmas.
People in the comments section were rooting for Martha, hoping the 33-year-old Super Bowl champion would grant her holiday wish.
“That would be awesome Travis. A dream come true!!!” said one man.
“Ah, hope Travis Kelce see it!!” – commented another.
“I hope your Christmas wish comes true!” someone said.
Kelce was recently passed over by Shannon Sharpe for the fourth-most receiving yards all-time by a tight end in the Chiefs’ 30-24 win over Houston, according to NFL.com.
McClatchy News has reached out to the Chiefs for comment, but has not yet heard back.