NEW YORK (WFAN) — Two-time Super Bowl champion Brandon Jacobs may not have been the most beloved player on the Giants, but one young fan was heartbroken to learn the running back was no longer a member of his favorite team.
Jacobs, now with the San Francisco 49ers, tweeted a letter he received from a 6-year-old named Joe, who raided his piggy bank to help lure the bruiser back to New York.
Joe’s mother, Julie Armento, packaged up the $3.36 and sent the following message from her little Giant:
“Dear Mr. Jacobs:
My 6-year old son, Joseph, is a huge NY Giants fan. Last year he had the opportunity to go to a game, and he just fell in love with the team. When he asked me why you were going to SF I explained that the Giants did not have enough money to keep you. So, in an effort to convince you to return to NY he wrote you the enclosed letter, and included money for you from his piggy bank.
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.
I hope this letter finds you well. Congratulations on the Superbowl win! Our family will miss you next year, but we wish you all the very best in San Francisco.”
Jacobs was touched by the effort from his young fan.
“I almost cried, I am still trying to hold it in,” he tweeted. “I may have to pay him a surprise visit.”
Joe won’t get his wish, but he may end up with a day he’ll never forget.
“Here’s what I am thinking for the kid,” Jacobs tweeted early Thursday, “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, what y’all think about that.”
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