Arizona Cardinals’ JJ Watt is known for his charitable service but this is just next level. Despite now playing in Glendale, Arizona, he continues to serve the Houston community (he was a long time Houston Texan).
He has done philanthropy work in both Houston and Arizona, in fact back in 2017, he raised over $37 million to give back to residents affected by the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. He won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award that year as well so it’s safe to say, he’s always looking to give back.
Now onto his next AMAZING act of charity, it most definitely wasn’t on the scale of the Hurricane Harvey relief but it has quite the impact on one family.
Let’s introduce you to Jennifer Simpson, a super fan of JJ Watt, who wanted to sell her “JJ Watt women’s edition of Reebok shoes” for just $60.
I have a pair of @JJWatt womens edition of Reebok shoes size 9 $60. I’ve worn them twice. They are great shoes, im only selling because we are raising money for my grandpas funeral. I also have a Watt womens XL Texans Jersey $30. Anyone interested? pic.twitter.com/USt90n221H— Jennifer Simpson (@JSimpson2014) July 21, 2022
Her post reads, “I have a pair of @JJWattwomens edition of Reebok shoes size 9 $60. I’ve worn them twice. They are great shoes, im only selling because we are raising money for my grandpas funeral. I also have a Watt womens XL Texans Jersey $30. Anyone interested?”
Now these shoes currently retail for $85 on Reebok’s website and $10 for every pair of JJ IV Valors until August 31st will be donated to the Pat Tillman Foundation.
When JJ saw the woman’s tweet, well he sprung into action tweeting this!
Don’t sell your shoes and jersey, we’ll help with the funeral.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) July 21, 2022
I’m sorry for your loss.
Don’t sell your shoes and jersey, we’ll help with the funeral. I’m sorry for your loss.
I mean, c’mon man! Could you ask for a better person? People on the internet have taken to THANK JJ Watt for being such an incredible man.
Here’s one tweet from @DemocracyInPeril15: “As a Houstonian/Texan’s fan, I wish I could say I’m surprised but Nope, this is JJ Watt. He’s all class and one of the nicest/kindest man in the NFL. My condolences for your loss, may he Rest In Eternal Peace!!! JJ, still miss you and wish you could have won a SB as a Texan!!”
Another from @RobynRedPen: “Thank you for restoring our faith in humanity. No one should have to sell anything to pay for a funeral. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is difficult enough.”
Give a big shoutout to JJ Watt on Twitter and give him so thanks!