When This Houston Texans Player Earned His First NFL Check, He Chose To Pay It Forward In A Big Way

"I'm always here to help."

Deshaun Watson, rookie quarterback for the Houston Texans, recently received his first NFL game check and chose to do something incredibly generous with. In a video shared on the Texans' Twitter account, Watson can be seen surprising three cafeteria workers at NRG Stadium who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.

According to the Houston Texans website, the women had lost cars and homes in the storm. Watson delivered three envelopes tied with ribbon to the cafeteria and shared how much he appreciates what they do for the team.

"For what you all do for us every day and never complain, I really appreciate you all, so I wanted to give my first game check to y'all to help y'all out in some type of way," Watson told them, bringing one of the women to tears.

According to ESPN, Watson has a base salary of $465,000, and donated $27,353. He hugged all three women and said he hoped the money would help "get you back on your feet," adding, "Anything else y'all need, I'm always here to help."

Texans coach Bill O'Brien praised Watson for the gesture, calling him "a first-class guy."

"A lot of the people who work so hard for us behind the scenes, especially the people in the cafeteria, I mean, they're here at 4:30 in the morning," O'Brien said, according to ESPN. "And some of those people in Harvey, they lost everything. A number of our players donated money to help them, and he gave his game check, which is incredible."

For Watson, this is paying it forward. As ESPN's Darren Rovell pointed out on Twitter, he and his family were recipients of a Habitat for Humanity home when Watson was 11 years old. SB Nation reports that former Atlanta Falcons player Warrick Dunn helped furnish the house through his foundation.

Watson clearly has a giving heart, as earlier this year he gifted his mother with her "first official car."

Fellow Texans player J.J. Watt is among the many public figures who have also done their part to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Watt raised $37 million through online crowdfunding, writing to his donors, "If there is one thing that I have taken away from these last few weeks, it is the reassurance of how much good is out there in our world."

(H/T: HotNewHipHop)


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