Imagine you’re an 82-year-old woman and just finishing up mowing your lawn when an NFL player stops by to offer his help.
That’s what happened to Atlanta resident Eleanor Szendel, who was struggling to empty the grass clippings from her lawn mower. Falcons’ running back Devonta Freeman just happened to be jogging by her house when he stopped his workout and asked if he could finish cutting her grass.
Szendel was just about done, so she politely declined his offer, but she did recognize him immediately and ask for a photo.
“My mom recognized him because she’s had all four of her kids, a daughter-in-law and son-in-law go to FSU over the last 12 years, and so she was like ‘You’re Devonta Freeman,’” Bryan Szendel said. “So he got a kick out of it. It was a quick interaction, but my mom was excited and texted us all the picture. It was just a really nice thing, and he was a really sweet guy.”
Accoring to the Tallahassee Democrat,
Freeman is known as one of the more charitable young players in the NFL, so this comes as little surprise. This is the same player who found out about his first Pro Bowl selection while delivering Christmas gifts this past years to families in need.
Keep doing you, Devonta.
H/T: Tallahassee Democrat