Alabama coach Nick Saban makes surprise video call to 103-year-old war hero

Alabama football coach Nick Saban recently surprised a 103-year-old World War II hero and likely the oldest living University of Alabama fan with a FaceTime call. It’s the heartfelt story that we’ve needed. The moment came just days after the veteran’s family thought they had lost him.Major Wooten (yes, Major is his first name) is a World War II hero from Cullman, who is in hospice because his heart is giving out after what has been a wonderful life. Back in the 1940s, Wooten landed in Utah Beach and helped liberate hundreds as he marched through France near the end of the war.One of Wooten’s dreams has been to meet Saban. His planned meeting with the coach was dashed weeks ago when COVID-19 hit. His chances of meeting the coach dwindled as his days were numbered.Last weekend, Wooten’s family thought they would lose him. As his family huddled and prayed, something amazing happened: he climbed back and had another chance to talk with Saban. Watch the video above to see Wooten receive the call he’d been waiting for.

Alabama football coach Nick Saban recently surprised a 103-year-old World War II hero and likely the oldest living University of Alabama fan with a FaceTime call.

It’s the heartfelt story that we’ve needed.

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The moment came just days after the veteran’s family thought they had lost him.

Major Wooten (yes, Major is his first name) is a World War II hero from Cullman, who is in hospice because his heart is giving out after what has been a wonderful life.

Back in the 1940s, Wooten landed in Utah Beach and helped liberate hundreds as he marched through France near the end of the war.

One of Wooten’s dreams has been to meet Saban. His planned meeting with the coach was dashed weeks ago when COVID-19 hit. His chances of meeting the coach dwindled as his days were numbered.

Last weekend, Wooten’s family thought they would lose him. As his family huddled and prayed, something amazing happened: he climbed back and had another chance to talk with Saban.

Watch the video above to see Wooten receive the call he’d been waiting for.