Thankful Mom Praises 2 College Football Players For Helping Her Daughter

June 27, 2020

A woman in Athens, Georgia, shared a heartwarming story that took place last weekend in a Subway restaurant.

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Credit: Christie Williams Myers

Christie Williams Myers posted the story to her Facebook page where it has accumulated over 267,000 likes and 127,000 shares.

In the post, Myers detailed her Friday night encounter with Georgia football players Latavious Brini and Jaylen Johnson, which involved both a cookie and much-needed bathroom break.

This is what she wrote:

"We were in Athens yesterday and Avery had to go to the bathroom really, really bad. She and I ran into the closest place which was a Subway in downtown Athens. We ran straight to the bathroom and the employee got my attention and told me the bathroom was only for paying customers.

I didn't have my wallet with me and I told him I was sorry, I didn't have my wallet and we would leave.

Without hesitation these 2 young men spoke up and said they would buy a cookie for Avery so she could be a 'paying customer' so she could use the restroom.

I was so grateful, thanked them profusely and dashed in the restroom with Avery.

We came back out and they were still there, so I thanked them again and started talking with them. Turns out they both play on the UGA football team. (Go Dawgs) We had a great conversation and exchanged some laughs, and talked about football.

To some it may seem like a small act, but I was so thankful and impressed that these 2 college kids who don't have kids of their own gave so freely and without hesitation to help us out.

The world needs MORE of this!

Thank you Latavious & Jaylen!! Fine young men who asked for nothing in return and a great example. A much needed ray of sunshine. Reminds me of Andy Stanley's sermon “What does love require of you”? Food for thought.

Go Dawgs!! ❤️🖤

'What the world needs now is love sweet love'."

Myers said she and her family were shocked when the post went viral. She mentioned that she wanted to share a feel-good story that would "restore some faith in humanity".

Myers said she also had a Facebook message conversation with Brini's mother, who said her son was "raised to do the right thing even when no one is watching" and that the post meant a lot to her as a mother.

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