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Young Royals fan quickly becoming fan favorite on Twitter

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

With social media like Twitter, it is easier than ever to interact with celebrities and sports stars.

This year, 15 Kansas City Royals players are on Twitter, but one 8-year-old is quickly becoming a fan favorite.

Second grader J.P. Moore is known at school as a huge baseball fan, and online, he is known as the "youngest but biggest Royals fan on Twitter."

"He would say, 'This is J.P.,' and he would tweet on mine, and then he decided that he wanted his own account," J.P.'s mother, Heather Moore, said.

By the time last season ended, J.P. was becoming a popular follow for any Royals fan.

"I keep on gaining followers like every day. I have a lot more than my mom, and I'm not bragging this," J.P. said.

So with modest aspirations, J.P. set a big goal in the offseason.

"He just kept saying, I want to get to 1,000 by Opening Day," Heather Moore said.

So that is when the Royals great, Willie Wilson, decided to help out.

"Willie started tweeting, 'Help my buddy get to 1,000,'" Moore said.

Within 15 minutes of Wilson's tweet, J.P. had hit a thousand. He needed only one word to describe it.

"Awesome," J.P. said.

J.P. says it's now his turn to help Wilson out.

"I'm going to try and repay him and trying to get him to 5,000," J.P. said.

Monday on Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium, follow J.P., or @lildduff4,  as he tries to help Wilson, or @wwbb6, hit 5,000 followers before the 3:10 p.m. first pitch.

Then maybe everyone can start working on J.P.'s next goal.

"I wish the Royals players could go to one of my baseball games," J.P. said.

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