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The Annual Andre Johnson Christmas Toy Giveaway Just Does Not Get Old (Video)
It’s December. That means the Christmas season is officially upon us, and it’s time for the annual Andre Johnson Christmas toy giveaway.
It’s a story that just does not get old. Every year, the Houston Texans wide receiver brings children to a Houston area Toys “R” Us and gives them 80 seconds to get whatever they want. Then he picks up the tab.
“It’s crazy,” Johnson told the Houston Chrinacle. “Me and my uncle were sitting in the house one day. And I was like, ‘I want to do something for Christmas.’ And he was just like, ‘Have you ever thought about having kids go through Toys R Us and get what they want?’ And I was just like, ‘Naw, I never really thought about that.’
“He was like, ‘Give ‘em 80 seconds to run through the store and let ‘em just get what they want.’ And I was like, ‘That’s not enough time.’ And he was like, ‘They can grab a lot.’ So we did it the first year and when the kids came back, I was like, ‘Wow, I didn’t think they could grab that much stuff in that amount of time.’ So we just rolled with it from there and we just kept doing it every year. And we just decided to give them whatever game system they wanted because they keep that stuff locked up.”
The tab for this year’s Christmas toy shopping spree? $16,266.26.
I’m sure it was the best $16,266.26 Johnson has spent all year.