Following last week’s attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that left Marines Thomas Sullivan, Skip Wells, David Wyatt, and Carson Holmquist along with Navy Sailor Randall Smith dead at the hands of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, one NFL superstar stepped up.
Peyton Manning, who has strong ties to Tennessee from his time at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, came to the town and visited with police officers as well as military members.
According to local media reports:
The record-breaking quarterback for the Denver Broncos, who played football for the University of Tennessee, showed up at the reserve late Saturday night to visit with military personnel and police officers.
After Manning’s visit, officers posted photos on social media.
— Chattanooga Police (@ChattanoogaPD) July 19, 2015
Members of social media took notice and shared the special moment:
🇺🇸 You won’t believe what Peyton Manning did to show his support for the military after the Chattanooga shooting http://t.co/qRp0Kdt1lr
— All American Girl (@AIIAmericanGirI) July 20, 2015
— Capitalism Institute (@Cap_Institute) July 20, 2015
Hmm so Peyton Manning a football player has gone to #Chattanooga but not OBAMA….
— Charles (@repub9989) July 20, 2015
This was a great act from a great young man who has it all together. Many could learn from his selflessness and emulate him. But then we have Barack Obama and there’s no hope for him. Share this story on your twitter/facebook timelines and add your views below in our comment section.