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J.J. Watt Gives Back, Buys Lunch for Houston's Entire Police and Fire Departments

A local football star goes above and beyond to show his appreciation to Houston's finest.

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J.J. Watt with Houston Police Department's Swat team.
J.J. Watt with Houston Police Department's Swat team.
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Is there anything J.J. Watt can't do? Probably, but for now, the defensive end for the Houston Texans can do no wrong. When he's not on the football field, Watt spends his days volunteering, delivering pizzas or hanging out in Pearland at Ronnie Killen's Killen's Steakhouse or Killen's Barbecue where his John Hancock is there for all to see. His humble, down to earth attitude is why he is a local favorite for many Houstonians and today was no different.

The 6'5 player kicked off Thanksgiving a few days early by giving thanks to the men and women serving in Houston's police and fire departments. According to Chorizo Gravy, a commentor on the Houston Reddit forum, Watt purchased lunch for the entire Houston Police Department and Houston Fire Department. Boxes of pizzas were delivered along with a note expressing Watt's gratitude for their service. Police officers and those who work in the fire department are dear to Watt because his father and uncle were both firemen.

Check out Watt's heartfelt note published to Reddit:

J.J. Watt's Thanksgiving Gift to HPD & HFD