NFL World Reacts To Heartwarming John Metchie Photo

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John Mechi surprised Houston Texans teammates by showing up to Tuesday's practice.

The rookie visited the team for the first time since suffering from Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia last month.

Brett Kuomer of the Houston Chronicle photographed his appearance,

Which Chronicle writers Brooks Kubena and Jonathan Alexander shared on Twitter.

Texans also posted visuals of Mechi's trip.

Although he will not play this season, fans were heartbroken to see Mechi in good spirits and chatting with teammates

Players were delighted to see Machi pick out for No. 44 overall from Alabama this year.

"I can't even imagine what he's doing," linebacker Camu Grugier-Hill told Kubena.

“It is wonderful to see him out there and see him do so well. Such a blessing."

The Texans placed Mechi on the reserve/non-football disease list on Tuesday.

But they are making sure to keep him on the team as he battles his cancer diagnosis.