There’s no doubt that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is an inspirational figure. He led his team to a Super Bowl victory and rallied the city that was still hurting from Hurricane Katrina, and is just an all-around great guy.
Thus, it was no surprise when Brees surprised a pair of Saints fans on “Ellen” this week. Those two fans are military veterans Jackson Smith and Brian McKenna.
Their story is touching, as McKenna found joy in a Drew Brees cutout after breaking his neck in a mountain-biking accident and suffering paralysis from the neck down. Sure enough, after Smith told his and McKenna’s story in The Washington Post, they were asked to appear on “Ellen,” and the rest is history.
USA TODAY posted a video of Brees’ surprise appearance, and it will give you all of the feels.
Needless to say, though the Saints are off to a rough start this season, Brees can take solace in that fans will still love him regardless because of this.
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