On Monday, Kyrie Irving showed that he is a model human being both on and off the court. While returning with the Nets after their game against the Chicago Bulls, he stopped by to give a handful of cash to a kid who was selling chocolate on the streets to help his family.
This act of kindness was recorded by a bystander who posted it on social media. The post has been doing the rounds all day and Irving has received accolades and praises from the basketball community.
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In the video, Irving can be heard saying, “Take it to your family” to the kid while handing him the money. It was a beautiful moment, where the bystanders can be heard thanking Kyrie for his generosity. In fact, he reportedly stopped the team bus to meet another child who was crying to catch a glimpse of him.
Kyrie’s a real one for this 👏
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Kyrie Irving and his history of being a model human
This is not the first time that the world has seen Kyrie Irving’s benevolence. He has a history of contributing to society and helping to bring a change. More often than not, Kyrie has been at the scene for doing his bit in every social cause.
In the recent Black Lives Matter protests, Irving bought a house for George Floyd’s family to show his support and help the family in any way possible.
He also donated $1.5 million to WNBA players who otherwise would not have been paid while sitting out of the league’s restart last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“There’s a deeper level of emotions that I have for helping and serving people around the world. And I’ve done it since I was a kid. I’ll continue on way after basketball,” He said.
“There’s nothing normal about this life that I live. It’s just something I’ve come to accept and embrace as, let me use this as a tool to be able to change things that I want to see in the world.
He continued, “I have to be honest with myself about how much energy I give that, and how many others I’m impacting.”
Kyrie Irving has proved yet again why he is considered as one of the big-hearted individuals in the world of basketball.
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