Jacobs meets his six-year-old benefactor
Jacobs was moved by the boy’s actions, and on Wednesday, he fulfilled his promise to meet with Armento upon his return to New Jersey.
Back on the East Coast this week to gather some more of his belongings, Jacobs met up with Armento at a local bounce house for a Wednesday afternoon of fun neither of them will ever forget.
The 29-year-old running back tweeted a picture of the day with Armento, which saw the youngster and his four-year-old brother play in the inflatable castles with Jacobs and his five-year-old son, Brayden. Jacobs also brought some gifts for Joseph, returning the $3.36 from the boy's piggy bank as well as giving him a signed Giants helmet and a little “signing bonus.”
"He had some interest in there just for being a good kid,” Jacobs said in reference to the $5 he gave Armento for his piggy bank. “He's worth a lot more than that $5 bill I gave him."
The running back also said Armento’s gesture gave him the hope and encouragement he needed entering the season with a new team.
“I'm at a point in my career when people have stopped believing in me and not believing that I can still play. But that's not the case. Joe believes in me, gave me a lot of confidence and a lot of want-to. And I'm ready to go. I can't wait until the season starts," Jacobs said.
The two-time Super Bowl Champion signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers in March.
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