Saints Player Gifts Super Bowl Tickets To 108-Year-Old Veteran

World War II veteran Lawrence Brooks can watch Super Bowl LII in person thanks to a pair of tickets gifted by New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan.

It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to give back, so New Orleans Saints defensive end and the Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee, Cameron Jordan, is doing it just because.

He gifted a very special fan a pair of tickets to Super Bowl LII, and that person happens to a local veteran, according to The Root.

Lawrence Brooks, a 108-year-old World War II veteran, has lived a full life and is on his way to the Super Bowl thanks to the kind-hearted No. 94.

The NFL recently gifted Millie, a 99-year-old Minnesota Vikings fan, with tickets to the Super Bowl as well. Unfortunately, her beloved team was crushed by the Philadelphia Eagles 38-7, so she won’t get to see them play at that game. Nevertheless, giving tickets to these diehard fans is an incredibly kind gesture.

Brooks had the opportunity to personally speak with Jordan via FaceTime and was thanked for his service in the United States military. Brooks thanked Jordan and shared some words of encouragement to the footballer.

“Definitely get better, I want you to get better,” Brooks said. “Glad to see you.”

In proper veteran fashion, Brooks celebrated his 108th birthday at the National World War II Museum. During his service in the military, he worked with the predominantly black 91st Engineer Battalion, according to WGNO-TV. It was first stationed in New Guinea and then the Philippines during World War II.

Brooks must’ve seen a lot of things in his life and been a lot of places, but this year, he truly deserves where he’s slated to be: at Super Bowl LII.

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