Washington Redskins running backs, Keith Marshall and Rob Kelley, were at a local GameStop when they saw a young boy wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey.
According to The Washington Post, Saundra Watts was getting her makeup done at the Dulles 28 Center in Sterling when her grandson, Jason ran in and told her that two men wanted to buy him an Xbox.
During a phone interview, Watts told the newspaper, “He’s jumping up and down, saying, ‘Nana! Nana! Nana! These two guys want to buy me an Xbox. You’ve got to come right now.’ ”
Being an advocate for neglected and abused children, Watts was skeptical of her grandson’s claim, thinking that the people in question may have more sinister motives behind the claim of buying the Xbox.
Watts explained, “The first thing I’m thinking is there’s some pedophile trying to buy my grandson an Xbox. So, I’m like, I’m going to bust up in there and bust his bubble.”
But when the pair entered the GameStop, Jaden introduced his grandmother to the two men who wanted to buy the Xbox – none other than NFL players Keith Marshall and Rob Kelley.
Kelley and Marshall had complimented Jaden on his jersey before they overheard Jaden inquiring about the price of the Xbox, mentioning that he would have to save up to buy the gaming system. This was when Marshall asked his teammate if he’d be willing to share the cost of buying the console for Jaden.
In regards to buying Jaden’s Xbox, Kelley said, “I was cool with it. I wish someone would’ve done something like that for me when I was growing up. His family is probably able to do whatever they want, but everybody is not able to have the stuff that we have the luxury of having. … To make an impact on somebody, I have no problem with it.”
Twitter user, Joey Snapp saw the Redskins’ act of kindness and shared his thoughts on social media, posting:
While both Marshall and Kelley took a photo with Jaden, neither of the athletes posted about their act of kindness on social media. Kelly said, “The family wanted a picture that they could have, so they took one, but we didn’t post anything. Stuff like that is done from the heart. That was something that we just did and it ain’t gotta be broadcasted. … Doing that, it felt so good just knowing that I didn’t have no ties to that kid, I didn’t have to do that. It felt good.”
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Source: The Washington Post