Dallas Cowboys mascot surprises Killeen ISD fifth-grader for Valentine's Day

Posted at 5:31 PM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 18:43:01-05

Things got a little rowdy at Reeces Creek Elementary School on Thursday.

Meeting the Dallas Cowboys mascot is a Valentine's Day gift any Cowboys fan would dream of, and it's a dream that came true for 11-year-old Kayla Rae.

"She is a huge Rowdy fan, any time you ask her who her favorite Cowboy is, it's Rowdy," said Martha Garibay Bartolo, Kayla Rae's mother.

Martha Garibay Bartolo said she reached out to the mascot of America's team a week ago asking him to be a part her daughters birthday present.

"I had asked him if maybe he could do a little shout out to her on Facebook and then I could show it to her, if he could do that or maybe just send her an autographed picture or something," Garibay Bartolo said.

The Dallas Cowboys mascot got back to her within minutes and suggested an early birthday appearance combined with Valentine's Day for her daughter who turns 12 on Feb. 21.

"He said that he could come up to the school and surprise her and do a little and give her some gifts for her birthday," Garibay Bartolo said.

And it's fair to say the Valentines Day surprise was also a gift for Kayla Rae's family who are all life-long Cowboys fans.

"When I was 10 years old, that's when I started becoming a Cowboys fan," Garibay Bartolo said.

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