49ers running back Brandon Jacobs likes his “fast-ass” cars, but he also has a soft spot in his heart for six-year old Giants fans who didn’t want to see him leave the team this offseason.
Joseph Armento cleared out his piggy bank and sent Jacobs $3.36 because he had heard that the Giants didn’t have enough money to satisfy Jacobs’ desires as a free agent. Jacobs shared the letter with the public and repaid Armento on Wednesday when he was back in the New York area to pack up his house for the move to San Francisco.
Jacobs gave Armento a $5 bill — teaching the youngster about interest — and a signed Giants helmet as a thank you for the gesture. Jacobs then brought his own son, Armento and his family to a bounce house where they cavorted for two hours on the inflatable toys.
“It was just us in the whole place, and we were just going room to room – just bouncing and flipping all over the place, hitting each other with balls, sweating, our shirts filthy,” Jacobs said, via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. “We were just dirty, stinky boys, you know?”
Very cool stuff from Jacobs and a nice change of pace from his Giants days when Jacobs made more headlines for complaining about his role and using his helmet as a projectile than he did for anything like this.
Picture via Jacobs’ Twitter account.