June 19, 2012; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Ochocinco (85) addresses members of the media after minicamp at the Dolphins training facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

A Real Hero

Now forgive me for this off-topic post. It’s not often I do it, but sometimes you need to make exceptions. A lot of people have different opinions about Chad Johnson, but as for me, he’s a real hero.

Today’s example isn’t the first from Johnson, but it is his most recent. Now before I get into, I’d like to preface this with my personal belief that those of us who show the biggest smiles also carry the biggest griefs. I think that’s true for Chad. He’s had his share of bad talk about him and I think he carries a lot of unhappiness, but he always does his best to make those around him happy.

Tuesday afternoon Chad got a tweet from one of his followers. Now I could go through the whole thing and write it out but instead, I’ll just show you.

Courtesy of Yahoo!:

If that doesn’t scream heart of gold, I don’t know what does. That’s a compassionate person right there, no doubt. Put in the same situation, I can’t say I’d do the same. Maybe we just come from two different worlds, or maybe, he’s just that much of a better person than I.

Either way, props to you Chad Johnson. We may not see you tearing up the field anymore and showboating us all to laughing fits, but we still see you, and I for one am proud to call you a fellow human and American.

Keep doing your thing.

And to all my readers, please have a safe 4th of July. America is awesome and so are you.


You can find me on Twitter @JustinLStewart

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