Some very lucky fans have the memory of a lifetime all thanks to showing up early.

The NFL’s official Twitter account showed former Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt warming up before his team, the Houston Texans, faced the Los Angeles Rams in preseason Saturday. The stadium appears to be mostly empty except for some jersey-clad kids and their families.

They may have shown up early in hopes of an autograph, but received something even more special in exchange for their efforts: genuine interaction with an NFL superstar. Watt decides to play catch with them while he warms up before the game. Not many other fans get to tell stories like that.