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Great story and a great gesture. My wife and I have done things similar to that. We saw a young couple in a restaurant one day with two small children and noticed how attentive and playful they were with their kids, so I told the waitress to give me their check and I paid it.
 

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Clearly we gave him too much in his contract if he can afford to pay for someone's checked bags!

...I kid. Good on him.
 

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Too often we only hear the negative stories about NFL athletes. Sometimes it's just nice to hear about little things like this. It's amazing what a small gesture can do for someone.
 
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Kyle Odegard (@Kyle_Odegard) tweeted at 2:05 PM on Tue, Jun 05, 2018:
Cardinals TE Jermaine Gresham doesn't have Twitter and had no idea his act of kindness at the airport last week became national news. A friend let him know via text. "He’s like, ‘Yo, you’re a viral sensation.’ I was like, 'For what? I didn’t get arrested.'"
 
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Jermaine Gresham Unwittingly Goes Viral
The social media world is rife with self-promoters angling to get famous.

Jermaine Gresham just wanted to help someone in need.

The Cardinals tight end went viral last week after he paid a $50 bag fee to get a stranded airport passenger on her flight to Phoenix. The recipient of his kindness, Delilah Cassidy, shared the story on Twitter, and it was retweeted thousands of times.
https://www.azcardinals.com/news/jermaine-gresham-unwittingly-goes-viral
 
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Cardinals TE Jermaine Gresham humbled by response to viral deed as rehab continues
Jermaine Gresham isn't on Twitter, but thousands of users got to learn more about him thanks to a viral thread last week.

The Cardinals tight end paid $50 to help a stranger, Delilah Cassidy, pay her baggage fee and make her flight.

While he brushed it off as a simple gesture that anyone in his situation would do, Cassidy's tweets got picked up by numerous outlets. Gresham remained unaware, until he got a text from Cardinals social media manager Brandon Naidus.
https://www.azcentral.com/story/spo...resham-humbled-response-viral-deed/675319002/
 

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The texts of the tweets do not show on my page.
Any advice on how to fix this would be appreciated.
 

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Refreshing to see a story about a football player that didn't involve some kind of police involvement.


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What i find fascinating is the jekyl/Hyde element here. He’s obviously an incredibly socially-conscious and empathetic individual off the field, but in the field he’s combative and most likely to get an emotionally-driven unnecessary roughness or fighting penalty at the worst possible moment. Maybe they’re both symptomatic of caring too much?

Regardless these are incredible stories of an impressive human being.
 

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Bump! I just read this story today somewhere else and was happy to see we already had a thread about it.

Lots of bad news for the Cards lately, let's not paint them all with the same brush though. :) This is a great story and he sounds like a really good person.
 
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