Dwyane Wade is closing in on the final minutes of his career, but he's proven to be more than a basketball player.

When we look to our athletes, we often hear them referred to as heroes. Unfortunately, these superstars aren't always the greatest role models for our youth. We've seen a number of times over the last few years, so many athletes make so many bad mistakes. It is that fact that makes this video so much more heartwarming.

Dwyane Wade was blessed with the talent and drive to play at such a high level in the NBA. Finally, he's looking to call it a career and move on from the game of basketball. He's won championships and has a highlight reel a mile long, but little did I know that it should be even longer.

The things Wade has done off the court have clearly resonated with a lot of people. Budweiser put together an ad which allowed some of those people to give Wade a special message back.

This is what celebrity is supposed to be about. You can inspire people. You can change lives. You quite literally are granted the power to make the world a little better. It's great to see that DWade did that and that some folks were granted the opportunity to thank him for that.

Check out the video here: