Talk about the ultimate gesture of kindness.
Before leaving the Milwaukee Bucks franchise behind him, Herb Kohl, the previous owner of the Bucks, sent all employees of the BMO Harris-Bradley Center a thank you letter along with $500 bucks.
“Today, I want to express my gratitude and appreciation,” Atkins read from the letter.
It was from Kohl to BMO Harris Bradley Center employees, thanking them for their good work.
“That’s why I am pleased to provide you with a gesture of my appreciation,” Kohl’s letter said.
“Then I go, and I open it up, and I see $500,” Atkins said. “I am not quick to shed tears. I sat there and shed tears for maybe five to 10 minutes because nobody just walks up gives you $500.”
“Five hundred dollars, so I was very surprised. I was very surprised. You don’t hear about the people doing that,” security guard Markeish Stringer said.
It’s not often you see kind acts like this, but Kohl’s act is the perfect reminder that there are still nice people in the world.
Just earlier this month, the NBA approved the sale of the Milwaukee Bucks for $550 million, the highest price of sale for a NBA franchise, switching ownership from Herb Kohl who had purchased the franchise for $12 million in 1985 to New York executives Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry, guaranteeing that the franchise isn’t moved any time soon.
Moving on with a new regiment, the future is looking bright for Bucks fans and employees as the franchise owns the number two overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, guaranteeing them the option of picking Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, or Joel Embiid, three highly regarded draft picks who are looked at to be franchise players in the upcoming future.
Even with the future looking to wipe away the memory of what has been, Kohl’s act of kindness surely won’t be forgotten.