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Aaron Jones Surprised to Hear Act of Kindness in Airport Went Viral

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMay 31, 2018

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Jones celebrates his touchdown run during overtime of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 26-20. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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When Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones performs a random act of kindness, he does so not for attention but because that's the way he was raised.

That's why he was surprised that a recent gesture of his went viral.

This week, Jones was on a plane that landed in Appleton, Wisconsin, when he noticed a woman in a wheelchair struggling with her cane and bags. That's when the 23-year-old running back stepped up and helped out:

Momica @MonicaAllen11

Just watched Packers Aaron Jones push a random lady through the Appleton airport because there was no there to push her 💛💚 GO PACK GO @espn @packers @Showtyme_33 https://t.co/4h4BGEVTip

Teresa Lingg @teresalingg

@MonicaAllen11 @espn @packers @Showtyme_33 @MonicaAllen11 Thats my grandma! https://t.co/lW5dU65NUk

Just like that, a viral moment was born.

"I was just doing what anybody else would do," Jones said, Stu Courtney of USA Today Network-Wisconsin.

Jones further detailed the gesture on Thursday, via ESPN's Rob Demovsky:

"I was like, 'Do you need help?' And she said yes, so I started carrying her bags and when we were walking off the plane, the flight attendant told her that there would be somebody there to push her with a wheelchair.

"So I asked if she wanted me to push her and she said yes. I pushed her down to where her daughter was. As we got halfway down there, I had a bag tag on and she asked, 'Are you a Packers player?' I said, 'Yes, ma'am, I am.' And she was like, 'My husband would've loved this.' You could tell she got excited, and it made me happy. But I didn't know anybody had taken a picture until I got home and got on Twitter."

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Jones is not the only NFL player in the news for amazing gestures, though. Jones' teammate linebacker Blake Martinez used social media to try to find a lost dog a home, and Arizona Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham recently paid for a passenger's carry-on bag so she didn't miss her flight.

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