I liked starting out yesterday with a feel-good story involving an NFL player doing a nice gesture at an airport. And I get to do another one today. This time we’re looking at Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones, the second year player out of UTEP who had four rushing touhdowns in his rookie season and is pushing to be the full-time starter against Ty Montgomery and Jamal Williams.
Jones was flying home to Appleton, Wisconsin after spending the Memorial Day weekend in his hometown of El Paso, Texas. When it was time to get off the plane, he noticed a woman struggling with her cane and bags. He asked if she wanted some help and she accepted. Jones carried her bags and they were told there would be somebody at the gate with a wheelchair to take her to her family. But when they got there, they found a wheelchair but no one to push it for her.
Jones offered to push her and she accepted. About halfway along the woman noticed the tag on Jones’ bag and asked if he was one of the Packers players. Jones said he was and the woman got excited and told him how much her husband would’ve loved what was happening.
According to ESPN, Jones was unaware that someone had taken a picture of him helping the lady and then posted it to social media. That tweet went viral by the time Jones got to practice the next morning.
The Packers are unique among NFL teams in that they are the only community-owned team. Hence the fans and players have always seem to have had a bit closer of a connection and stories like this just reinforce that idea.
— Momica (@MonicaAllen11) May 29, 2018