From time to time there are days when you are reminded how much sports can affect all of us, including children. Over at Complex.com there is a story about a 6-year-old Giants fan sending 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs $3.36 to try to get him to come back to play for New York. Apparently the kid did not understand why Jacobs would leave New York for San Francisco, especially after winning a Super Bowl. After the kids dad explained the Giants did not have enough money to keep Jacobs, he took it upon himself to send Jacobs all of the money he had in his piggy bank which was $3.36.
Good thing for the 49ers is no amount of money, no matter how big or small, can pry Jacobs away from the team. But you have to love the kids reaction to the Giants not being able to afford Jacobs. The fact that the kid did not even think in terms of millions of dollars, but in whatever he could afford to bring his favorite player back to New York, should put things into perspective for all sports fans.
Here was Jacobs’ reaction from his Twitter account:
I almost cried, I am still trying to hold it in. I may have to pay him a surprise visit.
The kids dad included a note along with the $3.36. In the letter there is also a short message from the kid that simply says:
Dear Brandon Jacobs,
So you could go to the Giants, here is my money.
So awesome. To view the letter click HERE.
And who can forget the 7-year-old 49ers fan who wrote Kyle Williams a letter of encouragement after he fumbled twice in the NFC Championship game and received death threats. There are times when I wish we all thought like children, simple but smart.