Browns DE Myles Garrett takes local families holiday shopping
Cleveland Browns defensive finish Myles Garrett is no stranger to giving — just last night, his team took home six points with his sling bag, tumble recovery and touchdown as well. helped him set the franchise’s record for a single hit. But on Monday, Garrett returned in a different way, taking families in Northeast Ohio on holiday shopping.
Garrett met families at Meijer in Seven Hills on Monday morning, giving them every penny to buy gifts, clothes, toys and anything else they might want or need.
Kamarion Shephard, 12, was one of the children Garrett went shopping on Monday. He’s loaded his cart with some new games, toys, and his favorite—a new iPad mini. But despite being treated to all sorts of items in the store, Kamarion wasn’t just about picking up a few Christmas presents for his brother who wasn’t there.
“It feels really great. I just want my brothers to be happy for Christmas,” Kamarion said. “So I was able to get my brother something.”
Kamarion’s father, Ambus Shephard, said Garrett’s generosity was what truly moved him and his family.
“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing and I cherish it so much,” Ambus said. “It’s amazing, this is wonderful that my children are blessed like that. That’s why I tell my children: Be grateful and grateful for the little things and count your blessings. every day, that’s what I tell my kids.”
Garrett says taking families shopping on Mondays is just something of his nature and has been since he was a kid.
“I remember growing up, I wanted to take care of my family, and I didn’t realize how much I would become part of a city family, like they would be to me,” says Garrett. “Having that interaction with them, that face-to-face reminds me of what I had with my family growing up. I want to be that way, I want to continue to grow and expand to the people out there.”
Not only did Garrett spend the morning shopping with families in Meijer, he also asked those families and children to help him choose toys for the children being cared for at the University Hospital. Toys will be delivered to the hospital in time for the children during the holidays.
“Being able to have the things they want during the holiday season is really special, To do the things you want, to have the things you want around the people you want around you is great and I want to give them a chance. “
Garrett is having an explosive season, and while he may have on-field goals of reaching the knockouts, becoming the NFL’s fired leader and winning Defensive Player of the Year, he He had only one goal on Monday.
“Try to be a blessing this holiday season,” Garrett said. “I think that’s what we all strive for in our community neighbors.” “I’m trying to give back my ability and be the person I was raised by my family to be and believe in.”
Camryn Justice is a digital content producer at News 5 Cleveland. Follow her on Twitter @camijustice.
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