In the midst of tragedy, Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt steps up once again for his adopted hometown of Houston.
Houston Texans fans — J.J. Watt loves the city of Houston and the city loves him back. When Houston needed him most, he stepped up and helped raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief. In appreciation of his outstanding effort to help the city of Houston, Watt was honored with the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of The Year last year along with Jose Altuve.
Once again, when the city of Houston needed him most, Watt stepped up and opened his big heart for the city who was hurting after a tragedy at a local high school.
This past Friday, a student shot and killed 10 members of the Santa Fe High School community in nearby Santa Fe, Texas. The suspect is now in police custody and has been charged with capital murder among other charges.
Upon hearing the news of the tragedy, Watt took to Twitter as did many others to share their reactions:
Watt decided the best thing to do was to ease the burden of the families who had lost their loved ones by paying the funeral expenses of the people killed in the tragedy.
Watt has become not only my favorite Houston Texans player but across the entire NFL, not because of his stats, his physical physique or even his play on the field, it’s the empathy that he shows towards his fellow man that makes Watt fall into that realm.
In a world that can seem so dark sometimes, it’s good to know that someone out there is willing to step up without being asked to and help out people because he cares about them.
If I ever meet his mama, I would just want to shake her hand and thank her for raising such a good human being. The world needs more people like him.
Thank you J.J. for being a role model we can all look up to.