Rob ‘Gronk’ Gronkowski Surprises A Bullied Female Football Player With A Life-Changing Opportunity

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Rob ‘Gronk’ Gronkowski Surprises A Bullied Female Football Player With A Life-Changing Opportunity

(crowd applauding and cheering) – But first I have to talk about something I am obsessed with. There is a twelve year old girl in Rhode Island who’s changing the game of football with her 2020 vision. Sadly while she’s focused on
playing a sport she loves, others are focused on making fun of her for being a girl in a boy sports. Now she’s standing up to
her bullies in a big way. Y’all say hi to Quinn
and her mom Christine. Y’all stand up for her. (crowd cheering) So Quinn, what made you decide to wanna try out for the team? – Since I was two years old, I’ve been playing football
with my dad and my sister and my brother in the backyard. I begged my mom to play. And last year I started to play. – Oh my gosh! I love– And you are cute as a button as well. (crowd laughing) Just way to go mom’s ovaries. (crowd laughing) People made fun of you though for playing football. That must have kinda hurt, right? That sucks. When you love to do something
and people make fun of you? – Yeah. – [Kelly] Yeah. Not the boys on your team though, right? – No. – At least they better stand up for you. I’ll find them. Give me their names and their numbers, of their parents, ’cause they’re young. But I mean Christine, was that kinda scary for you? Like, her playing football? Were you excited ’cause you
know she loves football? – She does. And it actually took me a long time before I allowed her to
sign up for football. I signed her up for cheerleading it didn’t go over so well. So finally last year, I did let her sign up. This is her second season playing. She’s doing really good and she loves it. So I want her to follow
her dream whatever it is. (crowd cheering) – You’re a great mama! Yeah! So Quinn, what is your 2020 vision for your football career? You love it, so you wanna keep playing? – Yeah. This year, when I met Doctor Jen Welter, she told me that my game has
to speak louder than my gender. And when she said that, I really want to go to
all her camps next year. And I’m playing flag
football in the spring and hopefully there’s enough players to make a thirteen new
players for the Braves. – Well hopefully this helps, and get more players on that field. That’s amazing! Thank you so much Quinn for just being such an awesome woman, young woman. (crowd cheering) Keep being you! Keep doing you! How are you enjoying the show? You liking the show so far? – Yeah. – [Kelly] All right. All right. Well all week, we’re
celebrating our 2020 visions. And earlier, Quinn told
us that she’s been bullied for playing football on
her middle school team. But in this new year, she’s refusing to let
her haters slow her down. And the haters are about
to be real jealous of you. I’m just saying. So Quinn I forgot to ask you. Do you have a favorite NFL player? – Rob Gronkowski. – Oh interesting. Well, Rob Gronkowski. I’ve met him before. We worked together once. He’s the three time Superbowl winning Titan for the Patriots, right? Am I right? – Yeah. (crowd cheering) – I don’t know sports ball but I’ve definitely heard of him and worked with him. Probably because he’s standing
behind those doors up there. That’s probably why. C’mon out Rob! (crowd cheering loudly) (upbeat music) – Hey Quinn, give me a big hug. How you doing? How you doin’ mom? (crowd cheering) You also get a signed
jersey for you right here. – [Kelly] Yeah! – Yes. Here you go. Thank you for being so strong. – So Rob, do you have any like, an encouraging words for her? – Some encouraging words. First of, you gotta take
it easy on the boys. I saw you. (crowd laughing) You know you’re stiff arming on them soft. But you know, when living out your dreams and when living out your passion, don’t ever let anyone else tell you what you can or cannot do. Hands down. (crowd cheering) So keep doing you, Quinn! – So Rob is about to make
Quinn’s dreams come true y’all. He wants to elevate her 2020 vision and help her take her football
skills to the next level by mentoring her for a whole year. – Yeah. (crowd clapping and cheering) – Is that cool? Are you cool with that? – Yeah. – Are you cool with it? She’s cool with it? (crowd cheering) Bye bye Quinn. One more, yeah. – She is so so shocked. She was so nervous. She’s like, she looks to her mom and she’s like, Oh my gosh. Have a seat. Come on over. You can sit right beside me. This is Louise. This is Jena. – Hello, I’m Jena.
– How you doing? Yes, you too! – I feel like every time I see you, I just feel like more and
more like an umbalumpa. You’re so tall. (crowd laughing) – Me too. So we all remember you played, My Security Guard. When I hosted the Billboards, you were hilarious. Nobody knew about my appendix, then I was rushed to the
hospital was like horrible. But you were so kind. You were so funny. Do you like doing stuff like that? – Yes. I like doing stuff like that. I just got out of the game of football. As a football player, you wanna be part of the
music industry and stuff while you’re playing. And vice versa. It was my opportunity to
go to a Billboard’s Award. You were hosting. We got to work together
but I was mind boggled with how much you were doing at one time. It was insane. You were hosting. You were talking over there. You were singing a song. I was like, This is incredible. Kelly, you are talented. – Oh my God! Thank you! (crowd cheering) – You were too, though. – You nailed it! Unbelievable. – But in defensive, that’s what I thought, you were amazing. Because I grew being on
stage and doing stuff like since I was a kid. So I’m very comfortable that where I’m at. But to come from like, another world, and be like, Yeah this is normal. (laughing) That’s how I feel about acting. I’m like, I just wanna barf. Makes me so nervous. What do you have plan for
the Superbowl this year? I hear you something cool going on? – Yes I do. I will be hosting a
music festival actually. And we have a lot of big performers. We got D Blow, we got Rick Ross playing, we got Flo Rida playing, we got DJ Carni, we got my boy DJ Blough playing. And Cascade, he’s had lining too. And you know, I’m hosting. I’m not really sure what
I’m doing there yet. – You’re gonna do great! – But I know they’ll be performing. I mean, I just gotta show
up and probably dance. Do what I do. Bring the energy. That’s what I gotta do. (crowd clapping) Bring the energy. – I think you were really
great on the Billboards and you’re gonna be really great at this. It’s is really you just
have to find people that are comfortable on their skin. And comfortable being
themselves in front of people. And you’re super comfortable to yourself. I think that’s the key. – [Rob] Yes, that is true. That is key. – Yeah. No matter what
anybody says you’re like, Nah I’m cool. I’m rocking this. You like it or not. But you also, now that you’re not playing, you’re working with a few companies. What– – Yes. I am an owner of Snow Teeth Whitening Kit, and now we have partnered up with Byte. That could straighten out your teeth. So who wouldn’t want
straightened teeth while whitening your teeth at the same time? So it’s fantastic. It’s gonna be great. So we partner up with Byte. And it’s gonna be fantastic. – That’s amazing. (crowd applauding) – A smile can change everything. – I was getting hit all over my teeth. They’re going this way,
one was going that way. I’m walking around like this. So I had to straighten them back out. Make them pearl white too. – It’ll change the people’s personalities. They feel like they can’t smile ’cause they don’t like their smile. I know plenty of friends
that either have like stains, or something has happened in there, and it changes their
personality when they fix that. – Yeah. And then they talk like
this sometimes too. I’m like, who cares just be you. – [Kelly] Yeah that’s cool. Okay. Well Rob wants everyone to have their brightest smile in 2020, so he’s sending everyone
in my audience home with this Byte and Snow Teeth kit. (applause) You all get one! (crowd cheering) – [Kelly] You get one! – [Rob] You’ll get one! You get one! You get one! – [Kelly] All right y’all. – You all get one! (crowd cheering) You all get one! (crowd cheering) You all get one! – All right! Coming up. You are basically me in male form.


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Kacper Pietras · January 7, 2020 at 10:33 pm

Where he is come from?

Jake Taylor · January 7, 2020 at 10:34 pm

This show is lame wheres steve Harvey at

Sarah Chambers · January 7, 2020 at 10:35 pm

Rob is a such a dad

MATHHEW TOMPKINS · January 7, 2020 at 10:36 pm

The Gronk! I am no Patriots fan but this guy is cool even my Steelers
loving self liked him

Alma Chronicles · January 7, 2020 at 10:38 pm

Such a heartwarming story! 💕💕💕

Mark Wilson · January 7, 2020 at 10:42 pm

I don't smile or much anymore .. I have all my teeth no stains or anything bad .. I just don't like them and never have

Sheila Fote · January 7, 2020 at 10:46 pm

I love you Kelly, thank you for making this beautiful girl feel good about herself. This is wonderful that you had The Gronk be there for her

RED · January 7, 2020 at 10:46 pm

Surprise guest are the only 🎁 ones contributing on the Kelly show, because.. Kelly and the producers are cheap skates.. It's the Same Last Year…Only thinking 🍷🍾 & not bother to get sponsor.🍷🍾🍷🍾🍷🍷

Marlene Cabrera · January 7, 2020 at 10:46 pm

I'm a huge PATRIOTS FAN and GRONK is my favorite thanks Kelly u made my day 🤗 ❤️❤️❤️❤️

tina roman · January 7, 2020 at 10:48 pm

Not a fan of the Patriots or their organization but the Gronk just might be an exception. He seems so down to earth & giving. BTW nice that KC is wearing a dress with Packers colors incorporated when Gronk is on her show. Go Pack Go.

Anneke Rader · January 7, 2020 at 10:48 pm

I am not a Patriots fan. But Gronk seems like a great guy!! What a wonderful story!!

Jackie Walsh · January 7, 2020 at 10:49 pm

I wish she would have let HIM say that to her….

Vamanos Ninja · January 7, 2020 at 10:51 pm

Quinn is so cute!

User Name · January 7, 2020 at 10:56 pm

Who.were the other guests ?
That girl was talking to rob over Kelly too.

Harru Kuehn · January 7, 2020 at 11:12 pm

Football isn't a place to make feminist statement. She not a big girl, she could get hurt. Then what, sometimes you got to tell kids no you can't jump off the room with a blanket cape, not riding a skateboard on a half pike without gear is stupid. If you a boy or girl slight of build playing the roughest contact, except for boxing and MMA, there is. Is unbelievable stupid and if I was a parent the answer would be no. That's what being a parent is, telling a child no for their own safety.

James Bradford · January 7, 2020 at 11:15 pm

That child was not interested, at ALL, especially in the hugs, so much so they had to try and spin it; "She is so shellshocked!" No, she doesn't know who the F that guy is or want anything to do with him. This was so obviously contrived and false. The mom literally had to PULL the child up from her seat to stand for him. I honestly thought Kelly and her show were better than this.

aquarius xx · January 7, 2020 at 11:44 pm

I think this girl was genuinely nervous. She kept taking deep breaths before every time she had to speak. Some kids are like that especially when they’re in that preteen age. I’m pretty sure she’s never been on tv before. People saying she was uninterested either don’t have kids or weren’t actually watching.

JustLocal · January 8, 2020 at 12:12 am

Not scripted🤪

D&K RECK · January 8, 2020 at 12:30 am

I love Gronk, guy is so down to earth…the way it should be.

rob James · January 8, 2020 at 12:35 am

I’m Canadian so never really knew who rob gronk was but he seems like a stand up guy. Good role model for Americans.

Natasha Woit · January 8, 2020 at 12:59 am

Amazingly awesome

Gabby Davis · January 8, 2020 at 1:03 am

I love how open Kelly is like having people that aren’t as big and including them on the show and big people too and just normal people too

Gabby Davis · January 8, 2020 at 1:06 am

I remember when he was on crashletes on nick

Brittney Ramey · January 8, 2020 at 1:28 am

Y’all watching her take deep breaths to stay calm is the sweetest!

Nicole P · January 8, 2020 at 1:29 am

Jenna's dress is so beautiful!!

Trish Weems · January 8, 2020 at 1:57 am

Rob is a male version of Kelly AND they're both Taurus sign.

raj · January 8, 2020 at 2:10 am

Wow, the guy is awesome!

Vinsensius Paulus · January 8, 2020 at 2:13 am

All along, I was thinking soccer until Gronk walked out with that 'football'.

Littlebit31 · January 8, 2020 at 2:22 am

So proud of this little girl. I grew up a sports fan in RI too. I remember going to watch my younger brothers hockey practice after my soccer games and whisking I could play. There was no girls league then. I actually was one of two girls who played soccer throughout our youth. A few years in a little girl joined my brothers team and I remember being surprised she was allowed to play. It’s still hard for girls to break into male dominated sports 40 years later but there was never an issue on my soccer teams, nor in my brothers hockey teams. Why are we still holding onto stereotypes and gender rules that make no sense?

Integrator 101 · January 8, 2020 at 2:27 am

Love Gronk!!

Trish Weems · January 8, 2020 at 3:47 am

Here we go girl stirring up discension..who cares…just a comment about Taurus the earth sign. Rob and Kelly are both down-to-earth…that's all I'm sayin'

The Official Andy Saenz · January 8, 2020 at 4:05 am

KC: "I feel like every time I see you, I feel more and more like an oompa loompa! You are so tall!"

Kelly is hilarious.

April Hernandez · January 8, 2020 at 4:05 am


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Jewleana Marens · January 8, 2020 at 4:29 am

Oh I love this – so awesome!

Tyler Dunn · January 8, 2020 at 5:04 am

I have no problem with girls playing football or any sport but I think girls should be playing girls. Pushing this can cause a lot of issues later. But do what you want see how far you go have fun.

Jennifer Coleman · January 8, 2020 at 5:36 am

It's 2020 the haters need to get over it.

Jennifer Coleman · January 8, 2020 at 5:44 am

He needs to get into acting. He would be great at it.

BJ Murray · January 8, 2020 at 5:47 am

And, Quinn, Women's Rugby is always there for you. You will rock football! But do consider Rugby, too.

Fun Forus · January 8, 2020 at 5:59 am

He’s aging so gracefully ♥️

Shawn McLaughlin · January 8, 2020 at 6:00 am

Wow. Poor Quinn. Deer in the headlights look!

gdubsie4 · January 8, 2020 at 7:55 am


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