Perhaps one of the few people who might be more popular in the state of Georgia than Kirby Smart is Chipper Jones. The former Atlanta Braves legend and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer is one of the most recognizable names in the state, given all he did for the Braves.
And Jones took some time on Sunday to praise an act of kindness by two Georgia football players.
On Saturday evening, Christie Williams Myers shared a story of an interaction between her daughter and two Georgia football players at a local Subway in Athens, Ga. The two players that helped the Myers’ family were defensive backs Latavious Brini and Jalen Kimber.
The post recounts how Myers’ daughter needed to use the bathroom, but the bathroom at the Subway they stopped at was for paying customers only. Myers did not have her wallet with her, but Brini and Kimber volunteered to buy a cookie for Myers’ daughter so that she could be a paying customer and thus use the bathroom.
Myers’ Facebook post, which you can read above, was shared over 18,000 times as of Sunday evening, quickly going viral.
Jones then tweeted out some kind words after reading about the interaction.
“Kirby not only getting them ready for the NFL, but teaching them how to be good, responsible men,” Jones tweeted. “I’d send my kids there. Kudos to the two young men. Well done!”
Kirby not only getting them ready for the NFL, but teaching them how to be good, responsible men! I’d send my kids there. Kudos to the two young men. Well done! https://t.co/H60ePzcB6P
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) June 21, 2020
Brini is a junior defensive back from Miami Gardens, Fla., while Kimber only just arrived on campus, as he signed as a member of Georgia’s 2020 recruiting class. He is a 4-star defensive back from Mansfield, Texas.
Smart and the entire Georgia coaching staff should be proud of how Kimber and Brini acted in the moment. There was no way of knowing that someone like Jones would end up praising their actions, showing that they simply performed a good gesture because it was the right thing to do.
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