Not A Dry Eye In The House: Nets Rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Pays Back His Mom In A Big Way
With the NBA season set to tip off on Tuesday (when the Cavaliers will be 0-1, by the way), I can think of no better way to get into the spirit of the season than with this video.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, the rookie small forward for the Brooklyn Nets, was able to fulfill a dream recently when he and his brother Rahlir, who played basketball for Temple University, bought a house for their mom and grandmother. Rylanda Hollis worked two jobs while raising her sons, and they never forgot the sacrifices she made to give them a good life.
"Growing up we always talked about that day, that special day when we can get our mom, our grandmother a new place to live -- somewhere we can call home, somewhere that's comfortable for us to be,' Rondae said. "I think it's every kid's dream to one day be able to get their mom out of their situation that they're in. And it's very touching for us to be able to do this."
From the looks of things in the video this wasn't a particularly well-kept secret, but that's OK. Rondae's mom was genuinely touched and basically cried through the entire thing, and to tell you the truth, it was getting a little dusty in here as well.
I'd call it the perfect antidote to Lamar Odom and the Kardashians, but it's more than that. This is how life should be, plain and simple. If we all do what we can in our own spheres of influence and abilities to pay something back, then what kind of an awesome world would this be?
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