Originally published by The Washington Post
Together they patrolled the aisles, grabbing item after item and placing them in cart after cart. The time — 3 a.m. Central — was of no concern to Josh Norman as he gathered as many toys as he could possibly fit in both arms.
The mission was clear. Fatigue and thoughts of football would have to wait.
The Washington Redskins cornerback and New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis made a trip to a San Antonio Walmart to purchase toys, book bags and other items that they personally handed out on Tuesday to immigrant children who were separated at the border from their parents and later released from family detention centers.
Norman and Davis, who both have been outspoken on social-justice issues in the past, chronicled their volunteerism on social media.
“We’re here to save the world,” said Davis, as Norman recorded the Walmart shopping spree.
“One little kid at a time,” the cornerback added, smiling at the camera.
Norman and Davis, who were introduced to the families through a translator upon their arrival, handed out dozens of backpacks as well as 20 boxes of pizza.
“I don’t care how much the world hates,” Davis later tweeted, “I will always choose love. #BorderChildren”