In addition to embarrassing cornerbacks and safeties all over the football field, the Houston Texans’ star wide receiver Andre Johnson is doing amazing things off the field.
For the seventh year in a row, Johnson became a real-life Santa Claus to 12 kids from child protective services as he let them rip through Toys ‘R’ Us and grab as many presents as they could cary in 80 seconds, CBS Houston reports.
He picked 80 seconds because that’s the number he wears on his jersey.
Johnson’s good deed came with a final bill of $17,352 and a whole lot of good karma. Last year, the kids managed to spend $19,521 in the same amount of time.
“Whatever they have on their Christmas list they can pick up. That’s the reason why I do it,” Johnson told CBS Houston.
Sponsoring the event was the Andre Johnson foundation, a nonprofit working to motivate kids from single-parent homes. Johnson himself grew up in a single-parent home and wants to make sure children know they can achieve their goals and overcome any obstacle.
“I grew up in a single-parent home and I was fortunate to achieve my goals. So, whatever goals you have, just keep them out in front of you, don’t let anybody distract you away from them,” he said.