The assassination of George Floyd has sparked protests across the United States, but Las Vegas Riders receiver Joe Jones had a heartbreaking story to share on Twitter at this difficult time.
“(I) was fetching furniture for my place from W / my cousin at the local home furnishings store when an elderly white woman approached me at the check-out counter.” Jones tweeted on Saturday. “(He) put W / tears in his eyes at me … and then said, ‘I’m from Minneapolis and I just want you to say’ you are important to me. ‘
Jones said he was hesitant to hug her at first because he wore a mask to protect himself during the Carnavirus epidemic, but then asked if he wanted a hug?
“(I) asked if he wanted a hug and he rolled up in my arms,” he tweeted. “She cried when she told me how important it was to spread love. (I) did not get his name but I am grateful for the face to face.
Jones, 25, who is entering his fourth NFL season, added that “beautiful hearts still exist,” urging people to “be light” and “love others.”
Floyd, 46, died Monday after police officer Derek Chauvin, 44, knocked Floyd to his knees after he was accused of spending $ 20 billion on a fake Floyd bill. Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree murder.
Odell Beckham Jr. and other athletes also spoke passionately about Floyd’s death.