New Jersey College Football Players Unknowingly Enter Closed Store, Pay For Purchases

By Connor Muldowney
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In one of the more interesting stories to hit the media in the past week, a group of New Jersey football players from William Paterson University entered a store, not knowing that it was closed, and picked out a handful of items they needed and walked out.

You might be asking, ‘why is that a good thing?’. Well, I am here to tell you just what they did that has everyone talking and praising the kids. The group of football players picked out their items, walked to the counter, then realizing no one was there, and paid for the items.

It doesn’t seem like that crazy of a gesture, but the fact that they unknowingly entered the closed store and then realized it was closed and didn’t do anything stupid was just impressive. The players just simply walked up to the counter and paid for the items with no problem.

Check out the security camera video here:

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The owner of the store heart that it got broken into that night so she went to check things out. Nothing was stolen and then she checked the store cameras and that’s when she found the amazing gesture in action. These players could have taken anything they wanted, but they did what any person should do — pay for the items no matter what.

In lieu of the honest act, the owner was acting for the guys to come forward and identify themselves so she can give them gifts, including gift cards to the store, Buddy’s Small Lots.

Faith in humanity restored.

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