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Brandon Jacobs Repays Kid Who Sent Him $3.36

Former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs met up with the six-year-old boy who gave Jacobs all of the money in his piggy bank.

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Brandon Jacobs signed a contract with the San Francisco 49ers this offseason.  A six-year-old boy named Joseph Armento wasn’t happy that Jacobs will no longer be playing for the New York Giants.  He asked his mom if they could send a letter to Brandon Jacobs to try to convince Jacobs to return to Joseph’s favorite team.  The letter included all of the money in Joseph’s piggy bank; a whopping $3.36.  Hey, it’s the thought that counts.

The gesture by Joseph really touched Jacobs.  The running back took Joseph and his brother to “Jump On In” in New Jersey.  Jacobs was back in town to grab some belongings and took some time to meet Joseph and take him to a bounce house.  Jacobs also repaid Joseph with a $5 dollar bill.  “He had some interest in there just for being a good kid,” Jacobs said.  “He’s worth a lot more than that $5 bill I gave him.”

Jacobs was obviously very touched by Joseph’s letter.  “I’m at a point in my career when people have stopped believing in me and not believing that I can still play,” Jacobs said.  “But that’s not the case.  Joe believes in me, gave me a lot of confidence and a lot of want-to.  And I’m ready to go.  I can’t wait until the season starts.”  This is one of the best stories that you will ever come across.  Hats off to Jacobs and Joseph.

Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” each weekday from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.

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