JJ Watt Quietly Donates $10,000 to Family of Fallen Firefighter Thanks to a Tweet

While a community mourns a friend, father, and firefighter, this NFL player is being hailed for quietly reaching out to ease their financial struggles.

Last week, firefighter Captain Cory Barr died in a gas explosion when he was responding to a call near his home in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. In addition to Cory’s wife Abby having to grieve her husband, the explosion also destroyed the tavern that she managed with her husband.

A 15-year veteran of the fire department, Barre was also beloved by his community – so as a means of raising money for their fallen friend, a local church started a GoFundMe page for Barr’s family.

One Twitter user took it upon themselves to send a direct message to JJ Watt, the defensive backend for the Houston Texans football team, in…

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