The 2015 season has been a quiet one for lovable Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. Whether it’s a residual hangover from a horrid Super Bowl loss or the cumulative effects of a violent running style over a nine-year career, Lynch just hasn’t been the same powerful running back we’ve come to know and love.
However, Lynch hasn’t allowed his on-field struggles to bleed into his endearing personality off the field. After a Week 8 victory against the Dallas Cowboys, Marshawn walked into a Dallas area McDonald’s, presumably for some all-day breakfast, and gave $500 to the cashier after chatting for a bit. Seventeen-year-old Terrance Downs, the McDonald’s cashier, told TMZ Sports that his conversation with Lynch centered around fashion:
“I told him I liked his shoes — navy blue Buscemis — and how I wanted to buy a pair and we all started talking,” Downs tells TMZ Sports.
Lynch asked him about school and what he wanted to do in life, and Downs told him he’s into fashion and wants to own a boutique one day.
That’s when Lynch whipped out $500 and handed it over … telling Downs, “If you’re serious about getting those shoes, here’s some money to help you get ’em. My job is to continue to see you grow.”
Marshawn may get a bad rep for his lack of interaction with the media at times, but the man is a national treasure. He deserves a large jar of Skittles for this good deed.