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I am such a softy for stories like this…and I’m sure you are too..
Tis the season to be giving…
Andre Johnson is the wide receiver for the Houston Texans. Sam tells me he’s a great player. I had never heard of him although I see he has a 7 year, 62 million dollar contract so he must be good!!
I know he’s got a great heart. Tuesday he held his annual holiday shopping spree for 12 at risk kids. They’re selected by Child Protective Services…and he gives them 80 seconds (80 is his jersey) in Toys R Us to put as many toys as they can in their cart. The bill came to $19,521 or about $1600 worth of toys for each kid.
Each child was also guaranteed a video game system of their choice and two games.
SO it adds up to $1626 worth of toys for each kid. And I know no child needs that many toys and perhaps these kids don’t need a video game system but that’s not the point. Can you imagine each child getting 80 seconds to fill their cart? And Andre picks up the tab. How special they must feel? And how fun!!!!!
And even though that’s pennies to Andre..but how he must feel to see the joy on these kids faces..
Sort of how Sam and I feel Saturday at Toys for Tots when you drive up with your arms and cars full of toys. It is such a great day….thanks to you.  I hope we see you 10-2 at Christmas in the Park… We’ll turn it into a smile fest!!!! And come Christmas Day, we can all think of the kids who are smiling when they get their gifts.    


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