CHARACTER COUNTS

J.J. Watt and DeAndre Hopkins spent Wednesday giving back

Jul 21, 2022, 8:17 AM | Updated: Jul 22, 2022, 9:27 am
Arizona Cardinals DL J.J. Watt and WR DeAndre Hopkins leave the field after taking down the Houston...
Arizona Cardinals DL J.J. Watt and WR DeAndre Hopkins leave the field after taking down the Houston Texans 31-5 on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, in Glendale. (Twitter Photo/@JJWatt)
(Twitter Photo/@JJWatt)

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,” 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.

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.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Deandre Hopkins (@deandrehopkins)

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.

Life Changer Loans

Comments

Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus
character counts

Character Counts is a registered trademark of the Josephson Institute.

Character Counts

Cameron Johnson #23 of the Phoenix Suns throws up a shot during the second half of the NBA game at ...
Kellan Olson

Suns’ Cam Johnson to coach at Basketball Without Borders camp in Australia

Cam Johnson will be coaching some of the top prospects from the Asia-Pacific region at a Basketball Without Borders camp in Australia.
2 days ago
(Youtube screenshot) Follow @AZSports...
Character Counts

Arizona Sports’ Ron Wolfley meets SBS survivor Isaiah Cosme

Cardinals broadcaster and Arizona Sports' very own Ron Wolfley got to meet a special fan Friday - SBS survivor Isaiah Cosme.
14 days ago
National League pitcher Clayton Kershaw, of the Los Angeles Dodgers, warms up before the MLB All-St...
Character Counts

Young fan meets Clayton Kershaw to fulfill grandfather’s bucket list dream

A young boy met Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw for his late grandfather, who had meeting the ace on his bucket list.
20 days ago
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 19: The helmet worn by Deionte Thompson #22 of the Arizona Cardinals aga...
Character Counts

Arizona Cardinals to participate in Summer Day of Service

Cardinals players, front office members and cheerleaders will be participating in the Summer Day of Service around the Valley.
24 days ago
Follow @AZSports...
Character Counts

Clothing company makes T-shirts, donation in memory of John Clayton

Clothing company Homage released T-shirts on Friday that honor John Clayton and will also be making a donation to the National MS Society.
1 month ago
Luke Weaver #24 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a pitch against the Miami Marlins during the f...
Character Counts

D-backs’ Luke Weaver helping raise money for exploited girls in Philippines

D-backs pitcher Luke Weaver is teaming up with Big League Impact to help raise money for exploited and trafficked Filipino girls.
1 month ago
J.J. Watt and DeAndre Hopkins spent Wednesday giving back