JJ Watt didn’t have much success in the past two seasons. He could only play in eight games, and we all know what does that mean. Football isn’t the only thing Watt is great in. He’s one of the most generous guys out there.
The three-time Defensive Player of the Year has a huge role in society, and never brags about anything he does. Remember how JJ Watt reacted after the Hurricane Harvey? The man raised $37 million, and his charity work is absolutely awesome. Watt did many acts of kindness in 2017, and was named Sports Illustrated’s Co-Sportsman of The Year. He also won the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.
Watt did another amazing thing, and we can’t do anything but praise him.
Have you ever heard of Cory Barr? He was a captain with the Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Fire Department. Barr died while on duty, and he didn’t survive the gas leak.
The firefighter was helping people evacuate during the gas leak, and this time it was fatal. The explosion wiped out several businesses, and Barr’s own tavern, the Barr House, was destroyed in the catastrophe.
There’s a GoFundMe page set up by friends of Barr’s family with the only goal to help those poor people with the expenses. The goal was $75,000, and the page received more than double – $156,635.
Justin Watt or JJ Watt donated $10,000. What a wonderful man!
No, the player never does anything for publicity. These gestures speak about his big heart. We wouldn’t have heard of this if it wasn’t for the WMTW-TV in Madison. The list of donors said it all. Good job, JJ!
We bet this won’t be his last act of kindness. You can tell it from his biography. The world needs more people like JJ.