Georgia College Football Players Offer Help to Child on Vacation

by - July 13, 2020

Georgia College Football Players Offer Help to Child on Vacation


Two college football players offered to buy a cookie for an 8-year-old on vacation, who wanted to use a Subway restroom reserved for 'paying customers.'

The two college kids were identified as Latavious Brini and Jalen Kimber, both of which are football players of the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia.

Christie Myers, the mother of the 8-year-old Avery, shared on Facebook:

"We were in Athens [Georgia] yesterday and Avery had to go to the bathroom really, really bad. She and I ran into the closest place which was a Subway in downtown Athens. 

"We ran straight to the bathroom and the employee got my attention and told me the bathroom was only for paying customers. I didn’t have my wallet with me and I told him I was sorry, I didn’t have my wallet and we would leave."




Two knights in shining armor

It was then that Latavious and Jalen came to the rescue and offered to buy a cookie for Avery so that she can be a "paying customer" and can thus use the restroom.

"I was so grateful, thanked them profusely, and dashed in the restroom with Avery," Christie added in her post.

"We came back out and they were still there, so I thanked them again and started talking with them. Turns out they both play on the UGA football team."

Christie and her husband, Scott, are both alumni of the University of Georgia in 2000, and learning that two schoolmates helped them made them quite happy. 

In fact, they consider Athens as their second home, and their recent experience made the place all the more special.

Georgia College Football Players Offer Help to Child on Vacation
Latavious and Jalen offered to buy 8-year-old Avery a cookie so that she can be a paying customer and can thus use the Subway restroom.

Restoring one's faith in humanity

Christie goes on to say in her post:

"To some, it may seem like a small act, but I was so thankful and impressed that these 2 college kids who don’t have kids of their own gave so freely and without hesitation to help us out. The world needs MORE of this!" 

In a phone interview with local newspaper Red and Black, Christie added: “I want these boys to get recognition and earn some credit for what they did. It’s a small act but it goes a long way.”

Christie also reported that she had a conversation on Facebook with Latavious's mother. 

Mrs. Brini said that her son was “raised to do the right thing even when no one is watching,” and also shared how Christie's viral post meant a lot to her as a mom.

Latavious and Jalen's small act of kindness is a true testament that these young men were raised well by their parents, and that the world indeed still has many good people around. 

Thank you for your kindness, Latavious and Jalen!

Images courtesy of Christie Williams Myers/Facebook, Lindsey Savage/Pixabay

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