Wednesday, June 6, 2012

6-year-old sends Brandon Jacobs $3.36 to return to Giants

A 6-year-old New York Giants fan was so heartbroken to hear that the team did not have the money to keep Brandon Jacobs, he broke open his piggy bank and sent $3.36 and a letter in the hope the running back would return to the team.

"So you could go to the Giants, here is my money.  Love, Joe" the letter that his mom mailed read.

Jacobs— who signed with the San Francisco 49ers this off-season— posted a picture of the letter and the enclosed money on Twitter.

"The kid thought the giants didn't have enough money to bring me back, so he sent me 3.36 cent to come back it was the best ever," Jacobs wrote of the 6-year-old fan.



The Giants would have need a lot more than the young boy's contribution to keep the bruising running back.  The team released Jacobs— who they owed $5 million for next year— and opted not to re-sign him.

Joe's mother apparently typed the letter which read:

"My 6-year-old son Joseph is a huge NY Giants fan.  Last year he had the opportunity to go to a game and he fell in love with the team.  He was very sad to hear that you and Mario Manningham are not longer with the team.  When he asked me why you were going to SF I explained that the Giants did not have enough money to keep you.  So, in an effort to convince you to return to NY he wrote you the enclosed letter, and included money for you from his piggy bank.

Joseph is just learning to read/write so I will help you by translating his letter."

I think Jacobs got the letter's intent— loud and clear.

"I almost cried, I am still trying to hold it in," Jacobs wrote.  "I may have to pay him a surprise visit."




10 comments:

  1. de.robert armentoJune 8, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    thats my grandson.our family are true giants fans.

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  2. Sweetest ever!

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  3. AWWWWW that's so cute. I hope the kid gets to meet his favorite player!

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  4. That is one awesome little dude!

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  5. I never thought of that...

    Send a few bucks and some change to an athlete being traded and he could end up at your doorstep.

    (nobody's gonna believe this... honey, get the camera ready...)

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    1. Comment with your heart not with your mind. Why would you try to take awway this wonderful kids beautiful, loving, gift by saying such a thing. You should be ashamed of yourself. I take it you probably were abused as a kid. Maybe you were raised by a pack of ferel dogs. In any case I will pray for you. With the hopes that maybe you may see the goodness in people.

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  6. This should be a lesson to players, that kids are watching you and trying to immitate you, so please behave in a way that would make your children proud, and especially make your mama proud.

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    1. Memaw88 that is so true. I hope players start to realize this and take their roles in society more seriously.

      About the little guy, that is one of the coolest things I have every heard.

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  7. Only thing that would make this story even better is if Brandon Jacobs brought him a new piggy bank and a hug for the littlest fan with the big heart.

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  8. I wonder if both the Giants and SF will send him season tickets?

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