One of the main reasons why Marshawn Lynch is so likable is because he doesn’t need you to like him. He doesn’t kiss ass, he doesn’t bite when the media baits him for clickable headlines, and he doesn’t have a camera crew following him to document every good deed. On the other end of the spectrum, we have the J.J. Watts of the world, who, while they have the overwhelming public approval, their constant ploys at attention sometimes come across as insincere and contrived.
Not number 24.
According to TMZ, the Seahawks’ running back walked into a Dallas McDonald’s on November 1st after beating the Cowboys and started a conversation with Terrence Downs, a 17-year-old employee who was mopping the floor.
Downs told TMZ Sports:
“I told him I liked his shoes — navy blue Buscemis — and how I wanted to buy a pair and we all started talking.”
Lynch then asked him about school and what he wanted to do with his life, to which Downs responded that he liked fashion and wanted to open a boutique some day.
Then, instead of saying “good luck!” and walking out with his mcnuggets, Lynch reached into his pocket and pulled out five one hundred dollar bills, handed it to the dude, and said:
“If you’re serious about getting those shoes, here’s some money to help you get ’em. My job is to continue to see you grow.”
Downs confirmed that he used the $500 donation to buy the shoes, telling TMZ that he’s more motivated than ever to be successful so, “I can do the same thing for someone else one day.”
Boss moves only.
Can’t really be surprised, though. He’s always been a generous dude.