Sunday, December 7, 2014

Houston Texans Receiver Drops $16,000 To Give Children the Christmas of Their Dreams

Amongst all the negativity surrounding the league this year, It is so refreshing to hear a story about an NFL player using his wealth and status for good, especially during this time of year. For the third consecutive year, Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson has given needy children the Christmas of their dreams by taking them to Toys R Us for an unlimited shopping spree. 

This has become a holiday tradition for Johnson, who says the idea came to him a few years ago when he decided he wanted to do something special for kids who aren’t used to getting many Christmas presents, if any at all. And the cost of giving these children a Christmas to remember is not a concern of his, giving the children 80 seconds to pick out any and every toy they can get their hands on and then paying out of his own pocket for the entire thing. And on top of that, each child also gets to pick out a game console of their choice! 

The most important part about Christmas is spreading the Christmas spirit of generosity and giving, and Johnson is a wonderful example of what Christmas is really all about. 

Scroll below to see the touching photos from this year's giveaway:

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