AMES, Ia. — Abby Faber’s pregame moment with former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin captured hearts back in 2015 when the Horned Frogs last came to Jack Trice Stadium.

One of those hearts was TCU head coach Gary Patterson, who made it a point to visit Abby ahead of the fourth-ranked Horned Frogs’ game against No. 25 Iowa State on Saturday afternoon.

Back in 2015, Abby, who was seven at the time, was selected as the Cyclones’ Kid Captain for the team’s game against TCU on Oct. 17.

She had been battling spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, a diagnosis that came just before her third birthday. The Horned Frogs won that day, 45-21, but prior to the game, Boykin was photographed talking with Abby. The picture went viral and tugged at the nation’s heartstrings.

The moment sparked a friendship between Abby and Boykin. Later that season, TCU flew Abby and her family into Fort Worth for a football game at Amon G. Carter Stadium. They stood on the sidelines and watched the Horned Frogs beat West Virginia, 40-10. They got a standing ovation from the crowd when they appeared on the video board. Boykin gave Abby an autographed version of their viral moment.

“She’s a strong little girl and she’s blessed with the type of family she has,” Boykin told media after the game. “She’s powerful in her own way. She’s always smiling, and it was just a blessing to have her here.”

TCU fans took in Abby as one of their own, raising money to help with her medical expenses. Patterson made it a point to keep in touch. Abby and her family made another trip down to Fort Worth last season, when the Cyclones visited TCU.

Then, ahead of Saturday’s game, Patterson stopped to see Abby before Saturday’s game at Jack Trice Stadium. Based on the pictures in the tweet, it looks as though Abby got to FaceTime Boykin as well, another heart-warming image for one of college football’s best stories.

Cody Goodwin covers high school sports, college basketball recruiting and Drake athletics for The Des Moines Register. Follow him on Twitter at @codygoodwin.