Injured Seahawks Player Ricardo Lockette Passes Out Food To The Homeless After Neck Surgery
Those of you who are football fans might have witnessed a near tragedy last week during the Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys game.
‘Hawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette laid motionless on the ground for several minutes after taking a vicious hit from a Cowboy’s player during a kick return.
It was a gut-wrenching moment that left everyone watching cringing, gasping, and praying that this young man would get up or show signs of life.
Lockette underwent neck surgery this past week in a Dallas hospital to repair the damage done and according to the Seahawks official website, is doing well and is able to both walk and turn his head in every direction.
Upon leaving the hospital post-surgery, Ricardo and his family drove through an area that serves as a residence for many of the city’s homeless.
Being that he had just escaped a potentially life-altering injury, Ricardo took it upon himself to do some goodwill towards the displaced men and women of Dallas, so he went to McDonald’s to cop 100 cheeseburgers to give out to the hungry according to TMZ Sports
Ricardo’s father said this about his son’s generosity:
“He had a neck brace on while he was passing out the burgers,” Earl Lockette tells us … “So some people were like, ‘What happened to you?’ But Ricardo didn’t try and bring attention to who he was.”
“Some people knew who he was. But this was more about Ricardo seeing people who were in worse shape than him, and wanting to help them however he could.”
In the end, Earl says, “It was a beautiful thing. Through helping other people, he helped heal himself. It was therapeutic for everyone.”
What a time…to be alive. We’re not sure about y’all, but our lil’ hearts are full.
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