Meet Deshaun Watson, the hero who the world knows because of NFL, but we have to commend him for something else — something that has touched the heartstrings of many.
Unlike other players, who would definitely want to party or buy a luxurious car from their first pay check, the 22-year-old decided to donate his very first game check.
The Houston Texan’s’ rookie donated $27,353 check to three women who work at the NRG stadium cafeteria. Two of them had lost almost everything after Hurricane Harvey wreaked devastation in the area.
The ladies, who serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to the Texans, had no idea about Watson’s plan.
In an emotional video, shared by Houston Texans, Watson can be seen going toward the cafeteria with three envelopes in his hand. “I’m excited to do a surprise for the cafeteria ladies. They’ve been helpful for all of us,” he said in the video. “It’s going to be cool.”
After entering the cafeteria, he talks to the unnamed women, and gives them the envelopes. Naturally, they were moved.
One of them couldn’t hold back her tears, and asked the rookie if she could get a hug.
She was lucky!
“For what y’all do for us every day, and never complain, I really appreciate y’all,” said Watson. “I wanted to give my first game check to y’all to help y’all out in some type of way.”
Many have commended the star for this wonderful effort.
Incredible generosity. Impossible not to be a fan of DeShaun Watson. Could already be on his way to becoming one of the faces of the NFL. https://t.co/0eVnRu6Deh— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 27, 2017
Respect. https://t.co/0dmt57m9q3— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 28, 2017
Very classy of @deshaunwatson to give his first game check to 3 women who work in the team cafeteria and lost everything in the flood.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) September 27, 2017
Deshaun Watson gave his first game check to Texans employees who lost everything in Hurricane Harvey.— ESPN (@espn) September 28, 2017
There wasn't a dry eye in the house. pic.twitter.com/beaMZsdzWw
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