NFL Star Andre Johnson Buys Thanksgiving Meal for 1,500 Families


While some NFL players, like 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, don’t use their vast wealth and fame to do anything positive, others, like Andre Johnson, the former wide receiver for the Houston Texans, actually do help people.

This year, Johnson helped donate 1,500 meals to families in need for Thanksgiving so they will be able to have a nice meal on a day that means so much to so many, the Houston Chronicle reported.

“This is our way of helping feed those in need and spreading our spirit of gratitude and kindness, because it’s a privilege for us to be able to give,” Johnson said.

The Andre Johnson Foundation, DeMeco Ryans Foundation and John Lucas Foundation all came together to help buy enough food so that the Fifth Ward Church of Christ in Texas can give away these meals to families in need, Click 2 Houston reported.

“I’ve been blessed, man, I’ve been blessed to play this game for 14 seasons, I’ve been blessed to make money, so why not bless somebody else,” Johnson explained.

Total Pro Sports posted a few videos taken of Johnson explaining the reason he does this is because he knows what it’s like to be in a situation where there is very little, and he just wants to help those who are like that.

“I’ve been in situations where there was no food in the refrigerator, just water, so … I understand that,” he stated.

The world needs more people like Johnson — people who are willing to use whatever they have to help those who are just down on their luck and need a helping hand.

As we enter the holiday season, it’s important to reflect on what we have, and recognize that we are all incredibly lucky. We live in the greatest nation on the face of the earth, and that’s a blessing that few people have.

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