Jacobs touched by young fan's gesture
Six-year-old Giants fan Joseph Armento was upset when he learned that Jacobs bolted for the west coast this off-season, a move his mother Julie said she explained as a financial decision by the Giants. So, young Joseph sent a letter and the contents of his piggy bank – all $3.36 of it – to Jacobs, hoping he could get the two-time Super Bowl champion to stay with his favorite team.
In the typed letter sent to Jacobs accompanying that sum, Armento’s mother, Julie, wrote that “When he (Joseph) asked me why you were going to SF I explained that the Giants did not have enough money to keep you. Joseph is just learning to read/write so I will help you by translating his letter.”
“Dear Brandon Jacobs, So you could go to the Giants, here is my money. Love, Joe.”
Jacobs was so touched by the letter that he posted it on Twitter on Tuesday, and intimated that Joseph had made a friend for life, one he’ll meet the next time Jacobs is in the Big Apple.
“I almost cried, I am still trying to hold it in," Jacobs Tweeted after posting a link to a photo of Joseph’s letter and bounty earlier in the day. "I may have to pay him a surprise visit."
On Thursday, Jacobs expounded on that a little bit.
"Here's what I am thinking for the kid," Jacobs Tweeted. "I have a 5 year old, I will go and pick Joe up at his home in jersey and take him and my son 2 chucky cheese."
Surely that will be a thrill for Joseph, and Jacobs also said that he will take pictures when it happens.
As for the money, well, Joseph Armento may not have been able to get Jacobs back to the Giants, but he won’t see his life savings spent in vain.
“I gonna give him a different 3.36 and keep the one he sent to me,” Jacobs said.
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