With so much legitimately questionable conduct (and I'm not just talking about the players) floating around out there, it can be hard to be a fan of the NFL. Those of us who have elected to back the Houston Texans, however, have it much, much easier than fans of other teams.
Here at BRB, we always try to highlight the good things members of the Houston Texans organization do off the field, and Arian Foster just gave us a new reason to boast about the team we love. It all played out on Twitter when a fan reached out to Foster, presumably joking in his request that the Texans' All-World running back pay for his college textbooks.
@ArianFoster can you help me pay for my books this semester??? Those hoes ain't cheap— Ernesto Guerrero (@ErnGuerrero33) July 17, 2015
Much to Ernesto's surprise, Foster responded.
how much are they https://t.co/Vl2jRI6kJN— Feeno (@ArianFoster) July 17, 2015
Then this happened.
@ArianFoster no way, I never thought you would read that. Tbh I'm probably gonna rent them to save some money. Shouldn't cost more than $200— Ernesto Guerrero (@ErnGuerrero33) July 17, 2015
I'll do that. where you live? https://t.co/M1jEvCZCqd— Feeno (@ArianFoster) July 17, 2015
@ArianFoster Crystal City TX, but I'm going to school at Texas A&M International in Laredo Tx— Ernesto Guerrero (@ErnGuerrero33) July 17, 2015
when do u need to get them? https://t.co/FrobePQGoy— Feeno (@ArianFoster) July 17, 2015
@ArianFoster semester doesn't start till August 17 I believe but chef lets you order them now and return them by the end of the semester.— Ernesto Guerrero (@ErnGuerrero33) July 17, 2015
Wow never in my life has anything like this happened. @ArianFoster is the realist out there. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you!— Ernesto Guerrero (@ErnGuerrero33) July 17, 2015
Ernesto gave a bit more background on the story and explained how things eventually worked out in this interview with the Sporting News. Bottom line:
The two exchanged some tweets discussing specifics like how much the books cost and where Guerrero lived. After the brief conversation, Foster game him an email to contact through a direct message. He told Guerrero "we'll make it happen."
Thanks to the generosity displayed by Foster and a seemingly innocent Tweet, Guerrero can continue his education at Texas A&M International in Laredo, Texas.
I feel fortunate that I get to type some variation of the following sentence as often as I do: It's easy to be a fan of the Houston Texans because of stuff like this. Kudos, Arian. You make us proud.