Last week, I had to return to Boston to tie-up a few loose ends before we start the next 6 months down here in Haiti. I completed a few tasks at work and got my apartment organized.
When flying home, I received an unexpected upgrade to first class. It was a really nice treat. Just after settling-in, the man sitting next to me arrived. He looked familiar but I initially couldn’t place him.
Long story short, we had engine problems and sat on the runway for a long time. During the down time, my next door neighbor and I chatted about kids, global health, sports and politics. After a while, I finally realized who he was…
For the last 12 years, he has been a frequent visitor on my TV. Mostly on Sunday, but a few Monday visits. He is an NFL player.
Despite his celebrity status, he was extremely nice, humble and overwhelmingly dedicated to supporting those less fortunate. Meeting him was a very pleasant surprise.