It must be the week for NFL players performing random acts of kindness at airports.
This sweet story involves Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones coming to a traveler’s rescue at Appleton Airport in Wisconsin.
He no idea he would be trending on Twitter after he helped push a random lady in her wheelchair across the airport.
— Momica (@MonicaAllen11) May 29, 2018
Jones came to the lady’s aid after he noticed her struggling with her luggage and a cane when attempting to exit the same plane he had been on.
“I was like, ‘Do you need help?'” Jones said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “And she said yes, so I started carrying her bags and when we were walking off the plane, the flight attendant told her that there would be somebody there to push her with a wheelchair.”
When nobody at the airlines showed up to assist, Jones took care of helping the woman in her wheelchair.
“So I asked if she wanted me to push her and she said yes,” Jones said. “I pushed her down to where her daughter was. As we got halfway down there, I had a bag tag on and she asked, ‘Are you a Packers player?’ I said, ‘Yes, ma’am, I am.’ And she was like, ‘My husband would’ve loved this.’ You could tell she got excited, and it made me happy. But I didn’t know anybody had taken a picture until I got home and got on Twitter.”
The photo of Jones lending a hand to this woman has currently drawn 18,000 likes and 3,500 retweets. Little did Jones even know he was being photographed. It’s altruism at its finest.
When he arrived at the Packers’ facility to practice on Thursday, head coach Mike McCarthy had already seen the tweet.
“Well, I’ll tell you, it brings a big smile to my face when it comes across my phone,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.”
The Packers selected Jones in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Fans only saw a small sample size of him en route to Jones rushing for 448 yards and four touchdowns at a speedy pace of 5.5 yards per carry as a rookie.