Andre Johnson

This story will bring tears to your eyes.

For the 8th straight year, NFL star Andre Johnson spent thousands of dollars of his own money on toys and video games for at-risk kids in protective services.

And as he always does every year, the 33-year-old Houston Texans wide receiver took pictures with the loooong receipts.

Deadspin.com reports Johnson spent a grand total of $16,266.26.

From the Houston Chronicle via Deadspin.com:

Empty shopping carts were lined up. The countdown began. Then Johnson briefly paused the rush.

Don't worry about video-game systems, he said. If you want one, you'll get one, and a couple games. They're behind locked doors. Focus on what you really want and you'll get a free system when your carts are loaded.

They were off. For 80 seconds, children ages 8-16 from the Harris County Department of Family Protective Services tore through open aisles, pulled once-unthinkable items off shelves and kept racing in dreamland.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

    That is awesome! Let's hope their foster parents don't sell their toys on Ebay :tea:

  • http://www.oprah.com/own-six-little-mcghees/Grandma-Gets-Stuck-In-a-Kids-Maze Come Through Nancy Drew :nun:

    Thank you, Mr. Johnson! :clap: :cheer: :cheers: :woot: :buttshake: :ashamed:

    (Missy! you get! :chase: ) :hahaha:

  • luVn_liFe…

    :crying1: That's Awesome !

  • I Run New York

    So great to see positivity!

  • sassyshe

    That's great

  • Blanche Devereaux

    This is breutiful :crying1:

  • sassyshe

    I didn't get to comment on Rih downstairs:
    1) she looked smashing at the awards last night :love:
    2) she asked dude 2x to politely move so like any Caribbean chick she cussed him out on the 3rd request :clap:
    3) Sandra remember this the chick that said fugg a blogger and you beefed up security so she gives 0 fcuks bout paps :peace:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Cool Beans! :yes: Very nice sentiment!
    :thumbsup: Mr. Johnson :cheer:
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    Maybe others(pro-ballers) can raise money (OR use their own, but why?!) to provide programs for our youth, and give them things to do to stay outta trouble :eek:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    THIS whole gesture could make a huge difference with a foster child! It's the thought behind it! He cared enough to do it!

    :hug:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Thing & LuvLife
    EYE've seen the top flight security guard :scared: :rofl:

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky.

    :crying1: How old is he? When i was a kid, I had a...*trails off* anyway, :) I know those children are pleased as punch. GOD BLESS YOU BABY! MUAH! :heart:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Why I just read that now that trying to drag my girl Felicia Rashad name through the mud now .... Man :stop: Felicia has always showed nothing but class..... if she snorted pounds of that shyt daily ..... she has always kept it classy ..... I know a witch hunt when I damn see one :nono: this shyt is getting out of control with Bill Cosby.... all these reports can miss me.... starting with Janice DICKENSON Ole meth head azz..... :nono: :nono: :nono: Now this this fiasco has pissed me off for real.... Black folks pay the fawk attention....

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

    @Jenie

    :eek: Heyul they tryin to say bout Phylicia?? Who didn't :snort: in the 80s? it was classy and fun, like sipping a fine Scotch or Cognac..

  • Unshakable

    @topic,

    This is the spirit of the holidays. It's so nice to see this young man engaged in philanthropy. Kudos!

    @Jenie,

    Girl, you know anything the media can slant, twist, screw, or distort to make us fit the stereotype.....that is what will be done. But you right though.....people stay sleepin,.coonin, grinnin, shuckin, and jivin. Then we all surprised aftah the fact. Aftah...tuh :tea:

  • Just Looking

    This is really great thing!

    So more to say....But this is breatiful, Blanche :hug:

    :offtopic: I want to be Charles Barkely for 2 business days.

  • Just Looking

    Retract statement about Charles Barkely, he got loose lips.

    He just made black seem like all blacks are all crooks. :nono:

  • PumpkinsMama

    Sandra Kristoff St. John committed suicide and Todd Tucler's Mom died too...

    :(

  • PumpkinsMama

    :facepalm:

    Kristoff St. John's son Julian committed suicide

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    :cry: that's terrible about Todds mother

  • free

    my condolences to todd, his daughter, and family. i loved to watch mama sharon!

  • free

    "Today I lost my partner, my ride or die my best friend!" the grieving son captioned the photograph. "I don't know what to do? I'm lost! My heart hurts so much! She was a fighter, a warrior for her son! It was me and her against the world! She's in a better place!! Mom I love you to death! Rest in peace!"

    wow, so sad. RIP mama sharon! todd already seems to be wound tight so i know this is gonna be a tough time for the tucker/burruss household.

  • Just Looking

    This horrible news. So sad for Todd. My prayer is that Mama Joyce can find some warmth in her heart and live that man and his wife can try to comfort and console him in a manner that he can now she is safe place. The holidays will never be the same for him.

    God bless him and his daughter and no family.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    Morning y'all :hi: It's always nice to see people pay it forward.

  • luVn_liFe…

    :happy: BUTTER Morning luv!

    :warning: anybody wanna come down and go to #MIAMIArtBasel with me?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    Let’s hope their foster parents don’t sell their toys on Ebay :tea:
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    :chase: It's too early for this. I almost spit out these sinfully delicious grits from Flying Biscuit.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    Why I just read that now that trying to drag my girl Felicia Rashad name through the mud now ….
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    Dubb come back so you can tell us how Phyllicia Rashad left her kids to run the streets with the injun from The Village People.

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    I hate that Todd’s mom passed :cry: This just leaves Mama Joyce reign freely. Kandi will probably will cleave even more to her MOTHER because of his mother’s passing. It is a shame :no: That lady was disrespected so much. I can’t. I pray Kandi steps up to the plate. Mama Joyce should never utter a bad word about that lady again. Unless somebody did something heinous or unforgiveable to you or a loved one let that mess go. You look crazy still trashing someone who isn’t even here to defend or amend their actions. :pray:

  • luVn_liFe…

    wooah! todd tucker's mother passed away??

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    Dubb come back so you can tell us how Phyllicia Rashad left her kids to run the streets with the injun from The Village People.
    __________________
    :pc: oh i need the education on this :pc:

  • luVn_liFe…

    :cry:
    That is SAD, my heart goes OUT to TODD and his FAM :no:

  • San ah make ya dance

    :yawn:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPgpRw9tiuM bnatural

    MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor's #1 prayer warrior :pray: says:

    I hate that Todd’s mom passed :cry: This just leaves Mama Joyce reign freely. Kandi will probably will cleave even more to her MOTHER because of his mother’s passing. It is a shame :no: That lady was disrespected so much. I can’t. I pray Kandi steps up to the plate. Mama Joyce should never utter a bad word about that lady again. Unless somebody did something heinous or unforgiveable to you or a loved one let that mess go. You look crazy still trashing someone who isn’t even here to defend or amend their actions. :pray:
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    Morning folks :waves:

    I wonder what Bravo will do about any comments Mama Joyce makes about Sharon in the current season. :thinking:

    I'm so sad for Todd and his daughter, they seemed like they were really close to his mom.

  • San ah make ya dance

    I wonder what Bravo will do about any comments Mama Joyce makes about Sharon in the current season. :thinking:
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    Not shyt but put a rip after the episode :tea:

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    No there is nobody to stick up for his daughter but him in that house will Ole (can’t talk about kids but I did she that picture of her at REGINAE porty :eek: ) Riley…. Her and her grandma know they can shade people and that girl and act like she beneath them :no:

  • luVn_liFe…

    Dang Man, Kelly Rowland's Mother passed away too! :no:
    jesus keep ur hands on Kelly/Todd. Losing a loved one especially mommy is NOT EASY.
    :cry:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPgpRw9tiuM bnatural

    Just Looking says:

    Retract statement about Charles Barkely, he got loose lips.
    He just made black seem like all blacks are all crooks. :nono:
    ----------------

    And besides that comment, racial profiling existed long before the excuse of blacks being criminals. He needs to STFU. He's a bit of an uncle Tom anyway but still...

  • San ah make ya dance

    Dang Man, Kelly Rowland’s Mother passed away too! :no:
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    If the day about to be like this, I'm leaving :|

  • Chelle514

    GOD BLESS HIM FOR BLESSING THOSE CHILDREN. That may be the only gift they get, prayerfully they all will GROW UP & BE VERY SUCCESSFUL. I'm praying for Todd & Family. Have a great day everyone :-)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    My heart goes out to Todd and Kelly :wail:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    :warning: anybody wanna come down and go to #MIAMIArtBasel with me?

    _________________

    *raises hand* When we going? :bounce:

  • luVn_liFe…

    VDot says:

    :warning: anybody wanna come down and go to #MIAMIArtBasel with me?

    _________________

    *raises hand* When we going? :bounce:
    ~~~
    when U coming???? solange is performing all week :bounce: CHAMONE!!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Sad about Todd mama. Mama Joyce, I hope she stifle herself.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    A STL cop called the boss if an activist/real estate agent. Said her tweets were inciting violence (wasn't) she was just critical of the pigs. Jeff Rooda who is demanding an apology from the Rams said the cop calling her job was free speech. :coffee:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Kristoff St. John’s son Julian committed suicide
    ________________

    who? :eek:

  • free

    when i said it was gonna be a tough time for the tucker/burruss household, i was trying to let a day of respect pass before i go in. kandi will really need to put her "wife" hat on instead of her "mama joyce daughter" hat.

    riley is young so i excuse her attitude. she now has to share her mother with this man PLUS another girl. with mama joyce basically living on top of them, that's tough with 4 females.

  • Time to Waste

    Morning Roses :waves:
    This was a great gesture :)

    Kristoff St. John's son is sad. Kristoff St. John is still fine as wine though!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    when U coming???? solange is performing all week ? CHAMONE!!
    ________

    Swear if I wasn't going to Vegas next week I would come down. But the way my money set up, it's either/or for me. :wail: Next year I'ma go :yes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqU4jzOjp3s Afiya says FOH :chase:

    :clap: :listen: 'this is how you do it' :dance:

    Good Morning Roses :hug:

    We had an Angel Tree here that I particpated in, we brought clothes and shoes though. God has been GREAT.

    #payitforward

  • luVn_liFe…

    Swear if I wasn’t going to Vegas next week I would come down.
    ~~~
    :chase: STOP Playing! have fun in crummy ol Vegas :lol:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Kandi encourages both Riley and Mama Joyce behavior. Since they are losing a part of her, she pacifys them with gusts and houses. Then again, I blame Todd. If you can stick up for me, :bye:

  • luVn_liFe…

    Fiyah
    Me/hubby always do Angel Tree thru the Salvation Army, it's SO Fun.
    We just wish we could deliver the presents to the kids we chose.
    Last year girls we're asking for jewelry/purses :facepalm:
    I try and chose the younger kids.

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Kristoff St. John is still fine as wine though!
    _________________________________

    just googled him. yes, he is. his son was not though :no: looked kinda like Schoolboy Q/The Weeknd

    Its probably tough to live in the shadow of a celeb. plus they say he was schitzophrenic. fune will be on friday, his 25th bday. :(

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    The Weeknd
    ___________

    :stop: Don't besmirch him like that :nono:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Venus FlyTrap---lemme guess, you think he fine too :facepalm:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    plus they say he was schitzophrenic.
    ______________

    :sad: I can't imagine. I am so thankful to be of sound mind. Mental illness already is tough enough, I can't imagine not being able to distinguish between reality and fantasy. AND having miscellaneous voices in my head :nono: I already have too many, I can't imagine another one :eek:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Venus FlyTrap—lemme guess, you think he fine too
    ________

    :blink: :no: just slightly sexy :tea:

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    Kristoff St. John’s son Julian committed suicide
    _______________
    :shock: SHUT YO MOUF!! I watch CBS soaps... I DVR them and watch them every day when i get some working out :kona:

  • luVn_liFe…

    dang Julian passed away Nov 23rd
    KELLY/TODD'S Mother yesterday
    :nun:
    lord keep these families in ur grasp

  • luVn_liFe…

    Tyler Perry's SON was born on the 30th :pacifier: congrats to them

    good ol circle of Life :nun:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    :whistle:
    She asked me if i do this everyday I said Often :yes:
    Ask how many times she rode the wave, not so often :no:
    Baby I can make the pussy rain :umbrella: often
    Often often girl I do this often :buttshake:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    just slightly sexy
    ___________

    his music may be sexy but the Weekend looks like an ogre. :smh:

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    *the face you make when you come to work because you have a lunch with your EVP and a huge quarterly department meeting and she cancels 30 minutes before the big meeting because she home sick* :confused:
    *the face you make cause you had another meeting you didn’t want to go to but now you got to go to it and you got 50-11 different things to put together for it before 1 pm* :wails:
    *the face you make when your boss assistant try to reschedule the lunch she canceled on the day you just took off so you decline* FOH :rolleyes:

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    She just rescheduled the meeting for Jan 2015
    SEW BUSY FACE
    :facepalm:

  • luVn_liFe…

    Deion Sanders Files $200,000 Lawsuit Against Ex-Wife Pilar For Defamation Of Character
    ~~~
    She already aint got a pot to piss in DEION!

  • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Now that's a real feel good story. Awesome. :clap:

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    *LUNCH not meeting*

  • luVn_liFe…

    Friend Of Eye Witness In MIKE BROWN Shooting Found Shot To Death After Being Set On Fire In Ferguson
    ~~~~
    :eek: My GOODNESS. :no:

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    All jokes aside Pilar might want to sit down somewhere for reals. She stay doing too much 24/7. Deion might not be ish but that man ain’t running no cult :rofl: She needs to HURSH.

  • The Pearl!

    Good morning, All. I sincerely hope Kandi's evil, ignorant ass of a mammie finds some way to act like a human being while Todd is going through such a difficult time. I can't believe she acts that ignorant just for a check. Her face is permanently stuck on ugly due to her filthy attitude. RIP, Ms. Sharon.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    :newpost: Todd's mama

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqU4jzOjp3s Afiya says FOH :chase:

    :newpost:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRsEXGXLlYM&feature=fvsr ALBoy

    :coffee:

  • Time to Waste

    She already aint got a pot to piss in DEION!
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    I need Pilar to have several.
    Every move she makes; makes her look nuttier and nuttier!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    Deion Sanders Files $200,000 Lawsuit Against Ex-Wife Pilar For Defamation Of Character
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    This reminds me that I need to call my lawyer. I think Lil Butter's bio's spidey sense is tingling, because he sent me a message tal'mbout he's sorry he hasn't been there like he should and he still loves me yadda yadda blaise. :nono: I'm tired of being the bigger person. It's time for you to fall under the wrath of pettiness.