I know I have posted this photo about 10 times already, but I need a visual for this story, and this is the most appropriate one.
I didn’t say much about it yesterday, because I didn’t want to jinx it, but after his friend posted this photo Friday he said the pads were up for auction, starting the bidding at $400.
So I bid $400. Here’s the thing…his friend’s twitter is not the best place to advertise something like this. I don’t believe it reached the group of people who would be interested in spending hundreds of dollars on goalie pads. I’m sure if the auction had been advertised in a place where more hardcore collectors had seen it, I would’ve had serious competition.
But as my good fortune would have it, no one bid against me (my lovely friends were not going to.) So I WON!! I was going to get these beautiful pads he wore in games for $400, I was so excited!
Now pay attention, this is where it gets amazing:
Then I got a message from his friend this morning that said he’d talked to José, and he said he wanted to give the pads to me as a gift! And he wanted Oscar to tell me thanks for my support!!! (He knew it was me.)
WHAT?!! WHAT?!! Honestly, I just stared at my phone in shock.
HONESTLY IS THIS MAN REAL? HOW CAN HE BE REAL?
I feel like only really sweet people deserve amazing things like this to happen to them, and I am bitchy and cranky 75% of the time. I am not one of those sweet people that deserves amazing things like this!
So whatever I have done to warrant his incredible kindness, I hope I can keep it up.
But rather than just keep the $400 myself, I’m going to donate it in memory of their son to the NICU at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. where he was cared for. It’s where the money from his charity, Saves for Kids, went, and I know it’s a cause that’s dear to them. I think that would be fitting.
Just when I thought I couldn’t think anymore highly of José he does something like this.
I hope he knows I appreciate his kindness more than my words can say.
This might seem silly, but I am still so excited about this, and I wanted to make sure everyone saw it. :) I just want everyone to know how wonderful he is. :)))