BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Fresh off his incredible performance against the Indianapolis Colts, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson appeared on Steve Harvey’s talk show Wednesday to encourage a young boy who has raised more than $45,000 to help his community.

Harvey had 12-year-old Cartier Carey on “STEVE On Watch” to highlight the boy’s efforts with Kids 4 Change 757, a nonprofit Carey started to sell lemonade and use the proceeds to buy and distribute diapers to single parents in the Newport News, Virginia area.

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After Carey listed Jackson, Tom Brady and Michael Vick among his favorite NFL players, Harvey had the boy turn around for a surprise video message from the Ravens signal-caller.

“I want you to keep going, man,” Jackson told Carey. “Keep striving for greatness, to be the best person you could be.”

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In addition to charity work, Jackson told Carey to keep pursuing football, basketball and rapping.

“I can’t do the rapping part, you know? But I can do a little something on the court, throw a football here and there with you,” said Jackson.

Carey laughed with joy at the end of the video and said, “I wasn’t expecting that.”

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The Ravens and Jackson presented the Carey family with four tickets to the  Oct. 17 home game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

CBS Baltimore Staff