6-year-old Brandon Jacobs Fan Gets Money Back.. and Bounce House Time
A few weeks ago, 6-year-old Joe Armento heard that the New York Giants couldn’t pay to keep Brandon Jacobs on the team. So this little fan did what any super fan would do: break his piggy bank and give the player $3.36 to convince him to stay.
Lucky for Joe, Jacobs not only decided to hand-deliver a signed helmet and $5 back (he paid with interest), but he also took the excited fan to his favorite bounce house.
Jacobs, together with his son, took Joe and his brother to Jump On In bounce house, where the group stayed for two hours.
“He told me he really wanted to get out there with the kids.” Joe’s mom Julie said excitedly. “He really wanted to enjoy it, and he did. It was amazing.”
“It was just us in the whole place,” Jacobs recounted the afternoon. “We were just going room to room – just bouncing and flipping all over the place, hitting each other with balls, sweating, our shirts filthy. We were just dirty, stinky boys, you know?”
The fan’s gesture came at the right time for the player who is now the new running back for the San Francisco 49ers.
“When we first spoke, he said that he was genuinely touched by the letter, that it almost brought him to tears,” Julie said. “He said it came at just the right time for him.”
Even Jacobs admits to the significance of the Joe’s donation, “I’m at a point in my career when people have stopped believing in me and not believing that I can still play. But that’s not the case. Joe believes in me, gave me a lot of confidence and a lot of want-to. And I’m ready to go. I can’t wait until the season starts.”
I guess Joe is going to be a 49ers fan now!