J.J. Watt and DeAndre Hopkins spent Wednesday giving back
There are different ways to make difficult days a little easier. And two Arizona Cardinals, J.J. Watt and DeAndre Hopkins, spent Wednesday showing us just that.
Watt’s good deed dropped in front of him on Twitter. A fan tweeted that she was hoping to sell her J.J. Watt sneakers and a jersey to make a little cash to go toward her grandfather’s funeral.
When he saw it, Watt told her not to sell those things. He’d lend a financial hand and she could keep her Watt gear.
Don’t sell your shoes and jersey, we’ll help with the funeral.
I’m sorry for your loss.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) July 21, 2022
“Don’t sell your shoes and jersey, we’ll help with the funeral,” Watt wrote on Twitter. “I’m sorry for your loss.”
Just the attention Watt’s tweet received appeared to have brought enough attention to pay off the funeral.
I will get that this morning after I make a payment. I have been super blessed with donations throughout the night.
— Jennifer Simpson (@JSimpson2014) July 21, 2022
Then there was Hopkins, who knew a little effort could mean a ton on a scorching hot day in Arizona that reached 109 degrees by the late afternoon.
He drove around what appeared to be downtown Phoenix in a pickup with a few friends and a bed full of ice and water. The group handed out bottles of water to homeless people.
Stay safe out there #Arizona, the mission continues…🙏
— Deandre Hopkins (@DeAndreHopkins) July 22, 2022
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DeAndre Hopkins spent part of yesterday driving around Downtown Phoenix and giving out bottles of water to those who needed it on another very hot day. pic.twitter.com/kgccDrDSoT
— Kevin Zimmerman (@KZimmermanAZ) July 21, 2022
It may be the offseason with training camp in their sights, but the two relatively new Cardinals leaders had quite the day making a difference.