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Get your tissues ready and watch Patriots running back Damien Harris surprise his mother for her birthday

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Before departing to New England to report to the Patriots’ 2020 training camp, second-year running back Damien Harris made sure to hand over a birthday gift to his mother — and he shared the surprise on his Instagram account both in photo and video form:

For 23 years you have supported me, sacrificed for me, but most importantly you have loved me unwaveringly. Everyday I will continue trying to repay you and honor you in everything I do! Happy Birthday, i’ll always be your mommas boy! Love you till infinity

A third-round draft pick by the Patriots last spring, Harris saw little action during his rookie season and is entering Year Two competing for snaps as one of the team’s early-down backs alongside Sony Michel. With Michel having undergone foot surgery earlier this offseason, the 23-year-old appears to be in a good position to build on a 2019 campaign that saw him play a mere 10 snaps between offense and special teams and touch the ball only four times.

“The biggest thing for me last year was learning as much as I could,” Harris recently said when looking back on his first season in the NFL. “Everybody’s path is different. I focused on learning as much as I could and learning from the older guys in the room. There’s a lot of experience in that room. Any opportunity to improve physically or mentally that was my mindset all year. I have so many guys to learn from.”