NFL Receiver Dez Bryant Pays For Strangers' PS4s at His Local Wal-Mart

NFL Receiver Dez Bryant Pays For Strangers' PS4s at His Local Wal-Mart

The Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver made a bunch of people really happy last night.

Retailers all over the country held midnight launches last night so fans could pick up their new console. At one of those stores, a Wal-Mart in Dallas, TX, Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant was among customers waiting to make the jump to a next-gen console. Flashy NFL star that he is, Bryant wasn't content simply buying one PS4 last night, so he bought five: One for himself, and four for the first few people waiting in line.

According to Kevin White, one of the lucky customers who posted his account of the event on Facebook, Bryant came into the store, spoke to a few employees, then walked over to the line where paid for five PS4s, explaining that he was paying for himself and the first four people in line. Afterwards he hung around for minute to take pictures with people, like one above. (For the record, Bryant is the guy on the left.)

Whether its something as extreme as shoppers trampling each other on Black Friday or excited customers merely getting the short straw when their local store runs out of stock: Large retail events have a tendency to spawn tragic tales. It's nice to see that sometimes these high-intensity situations can end sometime end up with smiles rather than with tears.

Source: Sporting News

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I'd imagine the fifth person in that line was pissed right off.

It's always nice to see NFL stars doing nice things rather than...well...what 9/10th of every football story seems to be (Jerome Simpson just arrested on DUI; Dwayne Bowe arrested for marijuana; this Martin/Incognito story, etc.)

I also know they're human just like the rest of us but does anyone else find it strange that Dez Bryant is standing in line at Wal-Mart? :D

Ha. Dez Bryant isn't good - God is!

anthony87:
I'd imagine the fifth person in that line was pissed right off.

Yeah that's the sort of thing that happens to someone who earlier said "No, sure - you go ahead of me. I don't mind being fifth in line, like it'll make a difference eh?"

srsly: Nice of the guy to do that and earn himself some Brownie Points.

Well that's one way to make sure you get to skip the queue... =P

But seriously though, good on him. Certainly didn't have to do something like that, and I'm sure the 4 people that he bought them for were over the moon.

A nice little bit of news.

tippy2k2:
It's always nice to see NFL stars doing nice things rather than...well...what 9/10th of every football story seems to be (Jerome Simpson just arrested on DUI; Dwayne Bowe arrested for marijuana; this Martin/Incognito story, etc.)

I also know they're human just like the rest of us but does anyone else find it strange that Dez Bryant is standing in line at Wal-Mart? :D

.aaand Dez Bryant's domestic violence against his mother.

Why wouldn't Dez Bryant line up in WalMart to buy PS4's? He's human just like the rest of us. :P

mysecondlife:

tippy2k2:
It's always nice to see NFL stars doing nice things rather than...well...what 9/10th of every football story seems to be (Jerome Simpson just arrested on DUI; Dwayne Bowe arrested for marijuana; this Martin/Incognito story, etc.)

I also know they're human just like the rest of us but does anyone else find it strange that Dez Bryant is standing in line at Wal-Mart? :D

.aaand Dez Bryant's domestic violence against his mother.

Why wouldn't Dez Bryant line up in WalMart to buy PS4's? He's human just like the rest of us. :P

That too! I forgot all about that...

I suppose I would expect that he'd have "people" to do that is why I thought it was weird.

Always nice to see altruism in the wealthy. I just wish he didn't do it at walmart: unless at some point walmart changed their policy of using their size to survive undercutting small retailers to drive them out of business and hiring tons of employees for the absolute maximum shitty hours they can without law requiring they be given any benefits, among other things I can't remember. If not, screw walmart.

What wasn't reported is that in Detroit Calvin Johnson showed up at a midnight launch and bought PS4s for the first 8 people in line proving once again that Dez Bryant is really just a poor man's Calvin Johnson. . . . . Ok I'll take my obscure sport's references elsewhere now.

Quazimofo:
Always nice to see altruism in the wealthy.

Speeding up the queue to get through faster is hardly altruism especially when what he spent was probably pocket change for him, but what is anyway?

I imagine the benefit of not waiting ten minutes watching 5 people pay individually far outweighed the money he spent.

Blood Brain Barrier:

Quazimofo:
Always nice to see altruism in the wealthy.

Speeding up the queue to get through faster is hardly altruism especially when what he spent was probably pocket change for him, but what is anyway?

I imagine the benefit of not waiting ten minutes watching 5 people pay individually far outweighed the money he spent.

Perhaps altruism is too strong a word then, but the point is i like the generosity.

Quazimofo:

Blood Brain Barrier:

Quazimofo:
Always nice to see altruism in the wealthy.

Speeding up the queue to get through faster is hardly altruism especially when what he spent was probably pocket change for him, but what is anyway?

I imagine the benefit of not waiting ten minutes watching 5 people pay individually far outweighed the money he spent.

Perhaps altruism is too strong a word then, but the point is i like the generosity.

Where? He paid for them to get through the line quicker. It's pure self-interest at work.

Blood Brain Barrier:

Quazimofo:

Blood Brain Barrier:

Speeding up the queue to get through faster is hardly altruism especially when what he spent was probably pocket change for him, but what is anyway?

I imagine the benefit of not waiting ten minutes watching 5 people pay individually far outweighed the money he spent.

Perhaps altruism is too strong a word then, but the point is i like the generosity.

Where? He paid for them to get through the line quicker. It's pure self-interest at work.

How is it self interest if he had no personal gain? Sure it was convenience (since presumably the people in line were ready to pay for it), but the point is he did something nice for someone else for no personal gain. Generosity doesn't need to be life changing or to people in need, it is just a kind act of giving. Generosity.

Quazimofo:

Blood Brain Barrier:

Quazimofo:

Perhaps altruism is too strong a word then, but the point is i like the generosity.

Where? He paid for them to get through the line quicker. It's pure self-interest at work.

How is it self interest if he had no personal gain? Sure it was convenience (since presumably the people in line were ready to pay for it), but the point is he did something nice for someone else for no personal gain. Generosity doesn't need to be life changing or to people in need, it is just a kind act of giving. Generosity.

He's an NFL star used to not waiting in line. You don't think avoiding the annoyance of waiting for 5 people in front of him to pay is personal gain? Of course it is.

Blood Brain Barrier:

Quazimofo:

Blood Brain Barrier:

Where? He paid for them to get through the line quicker. It's pure self-interest at work.

How is it self interest if he had no personal gain? Sure it was convenience (since presumably the people in line were ready to pay for it), but the point is he did something nice for someone else for no personal gain. Generosity doesn't need to be life changing or to people in need, it is just a kind act of giving. Generosity.

He's an NFL star used to not waiting in line. You don't think avoiding the annoyance of waiting for 5 people in front of him to pay is personal gain? Of course it is.

If you wish to take the most negative interpretation of events then fine. There's nothing I can say to convince you otherwise. At the end of the day he still gave people free toys of a high quality, which is a nice thing to happen to them, and that's about all the story seems to be trying to say. And I'll say nothing more on the matter.

Super Not Cosmo:
What wasn't reported is that in Detroit Calvin Johnson showed up at a midnight launch and bought PS4s for the first 8 people in line proving once again that Dez Bryant is really just a poor man's Calvin Johnson. . . . . Ok I'll take my obscure sport's references elsewhere now.

Fear not brother! Myself and the three other people on this forum who follow sports are nodding and chuckling to ourselves at your joke :D

 

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