Small act of kindness from Georgia football players at Subway goes viral

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A pair of Georgia football players’ act of kindness at Subway went viral.

It’s amazing what happens when you do the right things when seemingly no one is watching.

It happened at a local Subway restaurant in Athens, Georgia on Friday and it involved a pair of Georgia football players: Junior defensive back Latavious Brini from Miami Gardens, Florida and freshman cornerback Jalen Kimber from Mansfield, Texas.

At the downtown Subway location in Athens, Christie Williams Meyers and her daughter Avery scurried into the restaurant to use the bathroom. They were out of town and needed to find a restroom in a hurry. An employee at this Subway location said the restrooms were for paying customers only. Meyers did not have her wallet on her and was about to leave the establishment.

That’s when Brini and Kimber stepped up big time. They offered to buy Avery a cookie so she could be a “paying customer”. Meyers thanked Brini and Kimber and then talked to them after Avery used the restroom. She was blown away by their selfless and believes the world needs more of these random acts of kindness.

Meyers posted a picture of Brini, Kimber and her daughter on Facebook Saturday with her message from the event and the thing went viral for all the right reasons. It had over 5,000 shares and over 30,000 likes.

Georgia’s Latavious Brini and Jalen Kimber’s act of kindness went viral.

This random act of kindness is a microcosm of the fantastic job Kirby Smart is doing as the Georgia football head coach. Brini and Kimber could have just been bystanders and gone about their days and no one would have noticed. But they decided to pay it forward and do the right thing because they could do something about it.

Brini is in his junior year at Georgia, so he’s been in Athens for the good years under Coach Smart, watching his team be on the precipice of making the College Football Playoff every year. So this act of kindness if probably nothing new for him. As for Kimber, he is in his freshman year with the program. He’s got a great mentor in the defensive back room in Brini. Way to go, guys!

Brini and Kimber didn’t ask to go viral here, all they wanted to do was the right thing at Subway.

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