Another NFL player is making headlines for showing compassion towards a stranger and expecting nothing in return.
Aaron Jones, the running back for the Green Bay Packers, is being praised for pushing an elderly woman’s wheelchair through the airport when there was no one else around to help.
Jones had been wheeling the senior through the halls of the Appleton International Airport in Wisconsin last week when he was spotted by fellow passenger Momica Allen, who also happens to be a Packers fan.
Allen posted the photo to Twitter with praise for her favorite team, and it was immediately shared thousands of times.
When asked why he did what he did, Jones humbly said: “I was just doing what anybody else would do.”
The reporters at last week’s OTAs urged him to tell more of the story, which he eventually did.
“A lady was sitting next to me, across the row when we were getting off the plane (and) I saw she needed help with her bags,” Jones said, according to USA Today. “She had a cane, she was dragging her bags, and I was like, ‘Do you need help?’ And she said yes, so I started carrying her bags and when we were walking off the plane, the flight attendant told her that there would be somebody there to push her with a wheelchair.
“There were wheelchairs when we walked, but nobody was there, and the wheelchairs were folded up. So I asked if she wanted me to push her and she said yes. I pushed her down to where her daughter was.”
‘“As we got halfway down there, I had a bag tag on and she asked ‘Are you a Packers player?’ and I said ‘Yes, ma’am I am.’ And she was like, my husband would’ve loved this,” said 23-year-old Jones. “You could tell she got excited, and it made me happy. But I didn’t know anybody had taken a picture until I got home and got on Twitter.”
Score Big With Your Friends And Share The Story To Social Media – Photo by Momica Allen