Former New York Giants Brandon Jacobs repaid a young fan who emptied out his piggy bank trying to keep the running back with the defending Super Bowl champions.
The Sacramento Bee reported that Jacobs, who signed with the San Francisco 49ers, took 6-year-old Joseph Armento and his 4-year-old brother to a children's play center in Boonton, N.J., Wednesday as a way to thank Armento for his desire for Jacobs to stay with the Giants.
When the boys' mother, Julie, told Joseph why Jacobs signed with the 49ers, Joseph recently sent $3.36 to Jacobs to persuade him to stay. Jacobs was so moved that he promised to take Joseph to Chuck E. Cheese with his brother, Brayden, when he returned to New Jersey to collect some of his things.
"He told me he really wanted to get out there with the kids," Julie Armento told The Bee. "He really wanted to enjoy it, and he did. It was amazing."
Jacobs played with the three boys for a few hours, and gave Armento a $5 bill to refill his piggy bank.
"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."