49ers display heartwarming support for Damar Hamlin, Bills in Week 18

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49ers display heartwarming support for Hamlin, Bills in Week 18 originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The 49ers are joining the NFL's efforts to show support for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin in heartwarming fashion.

San Francisco outlined the number three in red paint at the 30-yard line at Levi's Stadium for Hamlin, who wears No. 3 for the Bills. Additionally, 49ers players warmed up for their tilt against the Arizona Cardinals in shirts that read "Love for Damar."

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The 24-year-old went into cardiac arrest during the "Monday Night Football" game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills in Week 17. He was taken off the field in an ambulance and was brought to a hospital in Cincinnati. Hamlin awoke Thursday and slowly has been making positive progress.

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Hamlin was watching the Buffalo Bills' matchup against the New England Patriots on Sunday from his hospital bed. He tweeted "OMFG!" when the Bills took the opening kickoff back for a touchdown in an emotional start to the game at Highmark Stadium.

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Additionally, the 49ers will host a pregame moment of support at Levi's Stadium to support Hamlin and to thank the first responders and medical professionals who saved his life.

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