Andre Johnson Shows True Meaning of Christmas, Drops $19 K on CPS Gifts

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterDecember 4, 2012

Photo Credit: Reddit
Photo Credit: Reddit

Andre Johnson is featured in a wonderful picture displaying the price of goodwill during the Holiday season. 

The Houston Texans star receiver had his picture taken holding a receipt for roughly $19,000 worth of toys destined for kids being taken care of by Child Protective Services. 

The photo was first spotted over at Reddit and instantly became a hit. 

There is three long receipts from Toys R Us that look like something Santa Claus himself would have to read from.

Yahoo! Sports gives a bit more insight into the image that is putting a smile on faces nationwide. It turns out this is from an annual shopping spree for at-risk youths in the Houston area. 

Johnson's Foundation, the Andre Johnson Charitable Foundation, funded the spree, in which 12 children selected by Child Protective Services had 80 seconds to fill up their carts with as many toys as they could.

Talk about a feel-good frenzy. 

If you want to know how people are reacting to the show of immense generosity, consider this simple photo was No. 1 on the popular website Reddit. 

Here is a screen grab of the accomplishment occupied by only the most popular Internet stories and memes. 

Johnson sounded off on the sight of seeing kids, ranging in age from 8 to 16 years old, running through the store and loading up baskets with goodies. 

I think it's probably the best one because you get to see the kids really enjoy it. That's what this season is about. It's something I look forward to. The kids are happy, they get what they want for Christmas, and that's all that matters.

That's precisely the sentiment that should echo through the next few weeks. Johnson gives kids who have suffered abuse in some form a great deal to laugh about as they get piles of toys. 

We get in on the prizes as well because this image is all the gift we need this season. 

Holler at me on Twitter with more holiday huzzahs

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