Selfless acts of kindness occur every day, even if the giver and receiver are not known by one another. It is as simple as a kind gesture from one person to another for the benefit of society, and it is a beautiful thing, to say the least.
Avoiding the spotlight is a bit more difficult, however, for a famous athlete. This professional football player ended up discovering a viral photo of himself and someone’s grandmother, and the world could not believe it.
One of the running backs for the Green Bay Packers was on his way back up to Wisconsin after spending the weekend with some family. He settled into his seat on the plane and quickly drifted off with his headphones in. The plane came to a halt, and he awoke from his sleep to see a grandmother in need.
Nancee Lingg was on her way to Wisconsin for the graduation of a relative and was struggling to exit the airplane. The NFL football player rose the occasion and offered her some help with the luggage. An attendant was supposed to be at the plane’s exit to help but was unexpectedly absent, so the football player decided it was his duty to stick around. He pushed her through the airport in her wheelchair and carried her luggage, and Nancee was oh so grateful.
She did not even have a clue that the generous man was none other than Aaron Jones!
They met Nancee’s daughter-in-law later on in the airport, and she noticed the Packers tags on Jones’s luggage. The lady was in disbelief that the man who had humbly lent her a hand just so happened to be a professional athlete. Monica Allen, a twitter user, could not believe her eyes and uploaded a quick photo of Jones helping out the grandma. It is now all over social media and the subject of much praise.
Mike McCarthy, the head coach of the Packers, showed his approval for the kind deed and said that it made him smile. This is the type of positivity that he loves to see in his players on a daily basis.
Nancee’s granddaughter Teresa expressed her approval for the entire ordeal, mentioning how cool it was. Nancee also happened to be a widow that had been trying to make it on her own, so this random act of kindness boosted her morale and put a bright spot in her day. Jones humbly dismissed all the praise, saying it was any man’s responsibility. But we all know he made a wonderful impact on this kind grandmother’s life.
This wonderful story shows the positive impacts that kindness and generosity can have on the world. Show it to your family and friends in order to let others know of the beauty of selfless deeds.