After defeating a rare form of cancer during his time at Boston College, Mark Herzlich was one of the best feel-good stories from the 2011 NFL season when the New York Giants signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2011–especially when the team went on to win the Super Bowl over the New England Patriots. Heading into his third year with the team, the Giants hope Herzlich can work his way into the starting lineup for the 2013 season as the team hopes to bounce back after missing out on the playoffs last year.
There’s a good chance New York could end up with a steal in Herzlich considering he was one of the top linebackers in college before he was diagnosed with cancer and if for some reason you needed another reason to admire him–just look at the video below to see how he treats his pets.
For those of you that have followed Herzlich on social media, it’s been no secret how much he adores his pets and in honor of his dog Blue, Herzlich decided to throw a little party for his first birthday. Along with his other two dogs Champ and Scout, Herzlich went all out for Blue’s birthday with plenty of decorations–including hats for each dog and a fancy meal that we can only assume had a delicious taste like cake if you were a dog.
It’s always funny to see pet videos emerge on the internet, but this celebration for a first birthday as to be one of the best by far–so props to Herzlich for coming up with this hilarious idea.