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#1 Vahan



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Posted November 19, 2008 - 08:05 PM


Further evidence that Tony Romo really is a swell fella
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A homeless man who goes by Doc was cashing in change at a Cinemark theater in Dallas when a guy walked up and offered to pay his way into the movie. Doc, who planned to spend his day passing out flyers for a few bucks, accepted a rain check before realizing that he recognized the generous gentleman.

"Was that Tony Romo?" Doc asked the kid behind the counter.

It sure was. Doc hustled across the street to the consignment store that paid him to occasionally pass out flyers and requested the day off. By the time he got back to the theater, "Role Model" had already started.

Romo, who confirmed the story but didn't want to elaborate, waved Doc over to sit by him and his buddy. Doc sheepishly mentioned that he hadn't showered in a few days.

"Don't worry about that," Romo said. "I'm used to locker rooms."

And so the $67 million quarterback and a man who doesn't have $6.70 to his name sat next to each other and shared laughs for 90 minutes or so.

For Romo, who made news by changing a couple's tire on the side of the road on the way home the night of the season opener, it was just another kind gesture to a random stranger. It meant the world to Doc.

"For me, it was a blessing," Doc said. "It came at just the right time. It gave me some encouragement and faith in mankind. I just wanted to say thank you."

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Posted November 19, 2008 - 08:36 PM

Romo :rock:

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Posted November 19, 2008 - 09:21 PM

wrong subforum...

#4 JEN



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Posted November 19, 2008 - 09:30 PM

Much respect to those who have a great heart :)

It's not like everyday you hear of a huge money-maker having quite an influence on a homeless person.

Edited by FlowDesignz, November 19, 2008 - 09:31 PM.

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Posted November 19, 2008 - 11:37 PM

Thats awesome. I really liked Romo when he first started playing. Then his popularity grew and I didnt care much for him. But lately, and because of stories like this, Im starting to really like him again.
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Posted November 19, 2008 - 11:49 PM

that is very sweet....go romo :rock:

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