Sometimes it pays to be neighbors with a professional athlete — even if he’s an NFL kicker.
One elderly couple in Buffalo was snowed in Tuesday after a historic blizzard pounded the area with several feet of snow in areas. That’s when Bills kicker Dan Carpenter stepped in to save the day.
The good deed likely would have gone unnoticed had it not been for 88-year-old Roy Noble. The Orchard Park resident called The Buffalo News sports department to report that Carpenter came over to help shovel out Noble and his 87-year-old wife Lorraine.
“The drifts were a peak of 5 feet high,” Noble said, according to The Buffalo News. “Then he disappeared and he and his wife came over in about 20 minutes.
Carpenter had to shovel a path just to get to the Nobles’ home to clean up.
“The first thing he said was, ‘Is everything OK?'” Noble said. “I thought that was really nice.”
Carpenter proceded to clear out the snow in front of the house and cleared a vent.
It’s safe to say Carpenter made a couple of new friends in the process.
“He’s going to come around check on us,” Noble told the newspaper. “He and his wife gave us their phone number and she wants us to call them if they have any problems — you don’t see people like that anymore. We’re going to reward him someday. He’s a helluva nice guy.”
Carpenter’s wife Kaela added another interesting part of the story with a tweet Tuesday night. [tweet https://twitter.com/KaelaCarpenter/status/534868248668680194 align=’center’]
Pretty cool story all around.
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