A man notorious for coming to the rescue of his home state, NFL player J.J. Watt has done it again.
This time Watt has his reps on the phone with local leaders just hours after the Texas school shooting occurred. Watt has offered to cover the financial burden of all the victim's funerals.
As reported by nytimes.com
A few hours after 10 people were killed in a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Tex., on Friday, representatives of J.J. Watt, a defensive end for the Houston Texans, were on the phone with local leaders offering his help: He would pay for the victims’ funerals.
A Houston Texans team official said city leaders thought the offer “was very generous and special.” The official asked for anonymity because Mr. Watt was not looking to publicize the gesture.
The Texans said in a statement they were “saddened by the tragic events at Santa Fe High School” and extended “heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families and all those affected.” On Twitter, Mr. Watt described the shooting as “absolutely horrific.”
Most of the victims of the shooting were students. One victim was a Pakistani exchange student. At least one teacher was killed.
J.J. Watt has proven himself a true hero in modern times. After Hurricane Harvey struck, Watt started a fund raiser to try and raise $200,000 in relief efforts. He ended up raising more than $37 million instead, and did it in under 3 months. The NFL star really does give it back to his community.
J.J. Watt is receiving praise for his kind-hearted actions on the Internet, but some are giving that praise with a political stipulation.
Others gave the praise unconditionally.
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