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J.J. Watt’s humanitarian efforts know no bounds.

The Houston Texans’ celebrity defensive finish is keen to pay funeral bills for the 10 other people killed in Friday morning’s mass taking pictures at Santa Fe Prime Faculty in Texas.

No less than 10 other people died and 10 extra have been injured after a 17-year-old suspect opened fire. Most of those killed were also students.

Watt, who has been known for his humanitarian efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, is now offering to pay for victims’ funerals, a source told KHOU 11 in Houston. KHOU is a TEGNA affiliate, which is part of Gannett.

Shortly after Friday morning’s shooting, Watt tweeted, “Absolutely horrific.”

Communicate display host Ellen DeGeneres tweeted how thankful she was once for Watt’s generosity: “Thanks, @JJWatt for going above and past for the households of Santa Fe, Texas. I really like you.”

Watt is notoriously energetic within the Houston neighborhood, maximum significantly within the wake of Typhoon Harvey ultimate August.

After Typhoon Harvey devastated the Houston space, Watt applied social media to boost greater than $37 million for other people impacted by way of the crisis. It began with a video posted on social media of Watt pronouncing a fundraising marketing campaign with a purpose of $200,000. Watt mentioned that he would fit the primary $100,000. It took not up to 3 weeks to boost greater than $37 million. 

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Watt’s efforts within the wake of Typhoon Harvey earned the three-time NFL Defensive Participant of the Yr the celebrated Walter Payton NFL Guy of the Yr Award, which honors gamers for each off-field charity paintings and on-field excellence.

“This award is concerning the inherent excellent that lies inside of humanity,” Watt mentioned after receiving the award the night time ahead of Tremendous Bowl LII. “It is concerning the town of Houston and its talent to triumph over adversity at a time when all of it gave the impression misplaced. It’s concerning the masses of 1000’s of other people from everywhere the rustic and everywhere the sector who donated to a town they’ll have by no means been to, to those that they’ll by no means meet. However they donated just because they noticed their fellow people going via a hard time they usually sought after to assist out.

“I will not specific how humbled and commemorated that I’m to be discussed in the similar sentence as Walter Payton. A person who did the entirety proper now not best at the discipline but in addition off of it.”


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