This guy isn’t just a Good Samaritan – he’s also a great football player.
A tight end player for the Arizona Cardinals is being hailed for rescuing a young traveler from a distressing situation at the airport’s ticket counter earlier this week.
Delilah Cassidy, who is a law school grad from Tempe, Arizona, was returning from a trip in Europe when she ran into an issue while boarding.
Cassidy had purchased an American Airlines ticket home when she realized that they had a new policy that required her to pay for her carry-on bags. Since she had just arrived in the US, all of her credit cards were being rejected because her banks did not realize she was back from her trip, and the baggage counter only accepted cards – not cash.
As the clerk told her she was about to miss her flight, Cassidy started to panic – and then a “guardian angel” stepped in to help.
The man volunteered to pay for the fee, and waved away Cassidy’s insistence at paying him back. Instead, he just told her to pay it forward.
The best part? The compassionate stranger was actually Jermaine Gresham, who was a tight end player for the Arizona Cardinals last season.
Cassidy, who happens to work in sports journalism, was delighted to discover that she had been rescued by a Cardinals player; she had not initially recognized Gresham because he had not been in the pro bowl since she was 16 years old.
Regardless, it’s probably safe to say that Gresham has made a new lifelong fan.
I consolidate my bags into one and they measure it and say it’s just a little too big. They proceed to charge me $50, except they only take credit card, no cash. Since I just got back from Europe all my cards are being declined as Chase doesn’t know I’m back.— Delilah Cassidy (@Delilah_Cassidy) May 30, 2018
I’m astonished and tell him it’s fine not to worry and he hands the lady his card as the American Airlines employees stand in silence shocked by this man’s generosity. They swipe the card and he tells me to have a great flight and hop on board.— Delilah Cassidy (@Delilah_Cassidy) May 30, 2018
I’m crying as I write this and as I board the flight. This man was an angel. I stop him as he’s sitting in first class and try to give him my money but he just shook me off and told me to pay it forward.— Delilah Cassidy (@Delilah_Cassidy) May 30, 2018
Update: It was Jermaine Gresham. pic.twitter.com/aJ0bXoNm8Q— Delilah Cassidy (@Delilah_Cassidy) May 30, 2018
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