TEXAS CITY, Texas – "She's my grandma and the most selfless human on Earth," said Lee Sumrall.
Asalee Poole, also known as Mimi, of Texas City celebrated her 99th birthday on New Year's Eve, which was perfect, since she is a huge fan of No. 99 - J.J. Watt.
Her family and friends gathered for a little celebration for her birthday where she received a Watt jersey and a Watt doll. They even got her a Watt-themed birthday cake.
"Yesterday was the best birthday I've ever had," said Poole. "All my children and friends were here. We just had a good time."
Family and friends have been trying to get Watt's attention about Poole's love for him. Family friend Clint Jenkins said her only birthday wish is to meet the Texans defensive end.
Jenkins posted a video on the KPRC 2 Facebook page of Poole talking about Watt.
"I'm Asalee Poole, and today is my birthday. I'm 99 years old, and I love little JJ (referring to her Watt doll), but I'd love to hug the big one," Poole said in the video. She then gave the "Watt salute."
KPRC 2 asked Poole why she likes Watt so much.
"I just like that boy," Poole said as she giggled.
Help us make Mimi's birthday wish come true by sharing this story in hopes of getting Watt's attention.