A Texans fan recently took to Twitter to sell some of her J.J. Watt merchandise to help fund her grandfather’s funeral.
The fan, Jennifer Simpson, tweeted out that she was selling a pair of Watt’s women’s edition Reebok shoes along with a Watt women’s XL Texans journey. She explained that she was “only selling because we are raising money for my grandpas funeral.”
The tweet made its way to Watt who responded back, “Don’t sell your shoes and jersey, we’ll help with the funeral,” Watt wrote. “I’m sorry for your loss.”
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
“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 told Watt in her response.
@JJWatt just out here being the best human.
— whiteshark17 (@whiteshark17) July 21, 2022
This isn’t the first time Watt has stepped up. The defensive end paid for the funerals of six Christmas parade victims in Wisconsin, his home state, as well as victims of the 2018 Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas. He also raised $37 million for victims of Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
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