Texans' Andre Johnson Takes Kids on $16,000 Holiday Shopping Spree

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistDecember 2, 2014

via @DoughertyDrew

Not only is Houston Texans star Andre Johnson an All-Pro wide receiver, but he also makes a pretty good Santa Claus.

Johnson recently continued his awesome annual tradition of acting as "Andre Claus" in a local toy store. It's the 33-year-old's way of giving back and making sure kids enjoy the holidays.

Brian T. Smith @ChronBrianSmith

A Christmas present from Andre Johnson. #Texans @johnson80 http://t.co/Mx9B8lRW4W

This year, Johnson gave 11 kids the opportunity to get everything they wanted for Christmas. The Texans wideout gave them 80 seconds to fill their carts with as much stuff as they wanted.

Drew Dougherty @DoughertyDrew

Every year, Andre Johnson takes a dozen or so kids from Child Protective Services on a @ToysRUs shopping spree.

The best part: Johnson paid for all of the toys. 

Drew Dougherty @DoughertyDrew

Each kid this yr gets a bike, gaming system & all the toys they can get in a basket in 80 seconds.

As you might imagine, the carts got pretty full.

Brian T. Smith @ChronBrianSmith

Andre Johnson: "You can go through the store and get whatever you want. I'll pay for it. Have a Merry Christmas." #Texans

Houston Texans @HoustonTexans

Andre Johnson's annual shopping spree at Toys R Us is officially underway! 11 kids have 80secs to fill their bins. http://t.co/mB6oqODBzu

Tania Ganguli @taniaganguli

Here's Chasidy with her cart. Frozen is well represented. #Texans http://t.co/3ol2tpxMoG

Drew Dougherty @DoughertyDrew

Some @TexansCheer members helped the children get as many toys into their cart today. http://t.co/sM3STzbnos

The receipts from the shopping spree were pretty crazy.

Houston Texans @HoustonTexans

Merry Christmas from #AndreClaus! http://t.co/gycsnLLYMD

As a very successful professional athlete, Johnson can afford to give back. The holiday season isn't easy on everyone, but he did what he could to spread the love and touch the lives of several kids.



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