Okay, let's get the sappy shit out of the way. JPP would barely communicate with the team that employs him until about two weeks ago, so it's pretty cool that he took time out of his day to comfort a young football player that incurred a similar injury. Anytime a professional athlete does something special for a fan, outside the requirements of his job, it is to be commended.
With that said, there is going to come a time in that kid's life when he sits back and says to himself "I am not nearly as stupid as JPP". It's not going to be now. It may not be for a few years. However, at some point, he will realize that a kid losing a couple fingers in a biking accident is an exponentially more acceptable injury than a professional athlete not knowing how to light a firework. As far as celebrity FaceTimes go, he was clearly the choice. The parallels that exist between their wounds are just too obvious to ignore. Still, that doesn't mean that JPP is some sort of great role model. Unless, of course, you want your kid to grow up to be an idiot who puts his livelihood at risk and then hides from his boss when the risk wins handily (zinnnng).
You just know that this kid's father, unless he's most the diehard of Giants fans, was pissed that there wasn't a more honorable athlete that his son could relate to. Just sitting there like "look at this buffoon who cost himself millions just to see some lights explode in the sky". The difference between JPP and this kid is pretty much the difference between someone who breaks their leg playing with friends and someone that breaks their leg jumping off a bridge. It's the same injury, but only one person is really deserving of our sympathies. At the end of day, this kid still got a pretty awesome experience, and more importantly, a reminder that there will always be someone dumber than him. Sometimes that's even more invaluable than having all 20 digits.*
*Not really, I'm just trying to make the kid feel better, alright?