— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 25, 2014
JJ Watt is one of the best defensive ends in the NFL, but he also might be one of the coolest.
The Houston Texans standout’s dad and uncle were firemen, and Watt wanted to treat them to lunch to show them how thankful that he is for their service. A letter was attached to the pizza boxes.
The letter read:
HFD & HFP
I just wanted to send y’all a small token of my appreciation for everything you do. My Dad and Uncle were both firefighters, so I spent a lot of time around the firehouse when I was younger and gained a great deal of respect for both firefighters and the police [force] along the way.
Y’all show up day in and day out, never knowing what the day might hold and never getting enough thanks for what you do, yet you continue to put others before yourselves and save lives because of it.
As athletes, we often get the headlines and big crowds, but just like the men and women in our military, y’all are the ones who truly deserve the credit, appreciation and admiration. I know it’s not much, but please enjoy lunch on me today. Thank you for all that you do!
JJ Watt 99