Seattle Seahawks’ Ricardo Lockette was the victim of arguably the most viscous hit of the NFL season two Sundays ago while playing against the Dallas Cowboys. Unfortunately, Lockette saw his 2015-16 campaign end prematurely because of it. The injury he sustained on the blindside hit from Jeff Heath required neck surgery, which kept Lockette in a Dallas hospital through last Thursday.
But when the Seahawks’ wide receiver was discharged, he noticed a congregation of homeless people near the hospital, and sprang to action doing something utterly awesome.
TMZ broke the inspiring news:
The story is incredible … Lockette and his parents were leaving the Dallas hospital where the NFL star underwent surgery for a hit he took against the Cowboys when they passed through an area with a large homeless population … and Ricardo decided he needed to do something.
We reached out to Lockette’s dad who confirmed the whole thing — telling us his son was adamant about helping out on Nov. 5th, so he told the driver to head to McDonald’s and bought 100 CHEESEBURGERS!
“He had a neck brace on while he was passing out the burgers,” Earl Lockette tells us … “So some people were like, ‘What happened to you?’ But Ricardo didn’t try and bring attention to who he was.”
“Some people knew who he was. But this was more about Ricardo seeing people who were in worse shape than him, and wanting to help them however he could.”
In the end, Earl says, “It was a beautiful thing. Through helping other people, he helped heal himself. It was therapeutic for everyone.”
Total Bro move, Ricardo Lockette. Here’s hoping you have a speedy recovery and get well soon.