A Washington area boy got the thrill of a lifetime after he was seen wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey while walking into a local Gamestop store. Two players for the Washington Professional Football team copped an Xbox One for the kid after checking out his out-loud support for the free agent quarterback.
Saundra Watts and her 10-year-old grandson Jaden were in Dulles, a Washington suburb in Northen Virgina when she let the boy wander next door to the Gamestop while she got her makeup done. When Jaden walked in with his Kaepernick jersey, Washington football players Keith Marshall and Rob Kelly wanted to get him the game console but it was a little bumpy at first. Watts first thought the whole thing was a trick, but it became clear that this was really happening.
The Washington Post exclusively reports:
When they entered GameStop, Jaden introduced Saundra to the two men in shorts and T-shirts who had made the generous offer: Washington Redskins running backs Keith Marshall and Rob Kelley.
“Is it okay if we buy your son an Xbox?” Marshall asked Saundra, who was flattered Marshall thought she was Jaden’s mom. “I was like, ‘Really?’ Now mind you, I didn’t know they were Redskins, and neither did Jaden.”
Jaden said Marshall and Kelley had complimented him on his Colin Kaepernick 49ers jersey when he walked into the video game store to inquire about the price of the Xbox One. Kelley said Marshall overheard Jaden mention something about saving up to buy the video game console and Marshall asked his teammate if he was interested in pitching in to buy it for him.
“I was cool with it,” Kelley said. “I wish someone would’ve done something like that for me when I was growing up. His family is probably able to do whatever they want, but everybody is not able to have the stuff that we have the luxury of having. … To make an impact on somebody, I have no problem with it.”
Jaden is pretty much the coolest kid on his block right now. And good on Marshall and Kelley doing something like this considering the political climate of the day.
Photo: Saundra Watts