Derek Jeter called the mother of Victoria Soto, a teacher killed while protecting her first-grade students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in last week's Newtown tragedy, according to an report.

Jeter telephoned Donna Soto on Wednesday, the same day she laid her daughter to rest. Carlee Soto, Victoria's sister, tweeted the family's excitement about hearing from Jeter.

"Derek Jeter just called my mom!!!!! Thanks Vicki, she needs it thank you @yankees this meant a lot to my mother and all of us," the tweet read.