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The best goodbye ad in history? Connor Barwin pulls it off and still deserves everlasting Houston love

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As Connor Barwin moves onto Philadelphia with his six-year, $36 million contract, the city of Houston should be in mourning.

It's not that we're just losing a linebacker (and a pretty good one at that). We're also saying goodbye to an enthusiastic adopted son and an ambassador of "hip" — literally a poster boy for the Convention and Visitors Bureau's most recent ad campaign

In a unique farewell ad taken out in the Houston Press, Barwin thanked those who have crossed his path during his four seasons with the Houston Texans, from local musicians Bun B and The Tontons, to chefs like Underbelly's Chris Shepherd, Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terrence Gallivan of The Pass & Provisions and the Eatsie Boys.

Artists Grant Marnier and Daniel Anguilu, comedienne Jenny Johnson, Mayor Annise Parker and his cleaning lady, Vilma, also made the list.

Thanks to you, too, Connor Barwin. You'll be missed. 

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