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David Wright almost tears up when youngster says he has 'heart of gold'

David Wright, who recently signed a deal to stay with the Mets through 2020, visited P.S. 38 in Staten Island on Thursday. Eighty percent of the school's students were impacted by Hurricane Sandy last month.

Wright, along with Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, handed out hats, spoke to students and announced that the Mets will donate $250,000 to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City in support of hurricane relief efforts.

"I'm from an area in Virginia that is affected by hurricanes, so I understand coming back stronger," Wright said. "I understand the rebuilding, when communities get together to help each other out. Like I told them, I think a lot of times, the community becomes stronger and more closely knit and better than ever after these types of efforts, because you see the good nature in everybody and the good nature in your neighbor."

Students spoke excitedly about meeting Wright after the event, and one comment really struck a chord with the star third baseman: