What J.J. Watt Did For A Fan In Dire Need Will Blow You Away!

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The family of Jerry Roderick Sr. has spent the last month trying to raise money for his funeral expenses.

Now, thanks to some unexpected support from a well-known former Houston resident, Roderick might soon be laid to rest.

On July 20, Jennifer Simpson, a Teacher and Houston Texans fan shared a sad post, offering to sell two of her beloved J.J. Watt items to help pay for her grandfather’s funeral.

Here’s what Simpson tweeted:

“I have a pair of @JJWatt women’s edition of Reebok shoes size 9 $60. I’ve worn them twice. They are great shoes. I’m only selling because we are raising money for my grandpa’s funeral. I also have a Watt women’s XL Texans Jersey $30. Anyone interested?”

But instead of making an offer on the items, Watt himself stepped up in a big way.

Watt, the longtime Texans star who now plays for the Cardinals, quote-tweeted Simpson’s original tweet with a gracious offer.

“Don’t sell your shoes and jersey, we’ll help with the funeral,” Watt wrote. “I’m sorry for your loss.” 

“I freaking love you man. It’s been a hard year for me, and this last month has been hard since the death. I wish I could tell you my story,” Simpson responded.

Watt’s selfless act caught the attention of many folks online:

Dick’s Sporting Goods responded to Watt’s offer, saying simply, “What. A. Guy.”

Is there a go fund me? @RodneyPeete9 and I want to contribute too,” actress Holly Robinson Pete added.

Milwaukee sports anchor Lance Allan tweeted, Incredible gesture by the pride of Pewaukee. We’ve come to expect this from @JJWatt but we should talk about doing the right thing more often.”

I can’t tell you guys how proud I am that this guy is part of the @walterpayton @NFL Man of the Year Award family. JJ has a huge heart,” Jarrett Payton added.

It is not the first time Watt has stepped up, in a similar fashion in the past, starting a fundraiser for victims impacted by Hurricane Harvey that ultimately raised over $37 million. He then joined volunteers on the ground, helping to collect and distribute donations himself.

Watt has a strong history of philanthropy, winning the Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2017 for his fundraising efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Sources: DailyWire, ArizonaSports

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