A Homeless Man Helped A Chiefs Player Get To The Playoff Game. What Happens After Is What Makes Sports Awesome

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Jena Greene Reporter
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Every once and a while, a story emerges from the sports world and reminds us that some things are more important than a score.

In this case, that story came from Kansas City this weekend, when Chiefs guard Jeff Allen found his car completely stuck in the snow. The matchup against the Colts was just hours away and he couldn’t move.

That is, until a completely anonymous man named Dave jumped out of his car and helped Allen pull his car out of the snow. (RELATED: The Over/Under For This Chiefs Game Is The Biggest In Vegas History)

Allen was able to make it to the game on time and etched in another win for Kansas City, but Dave’s kindness stuck with him long after the game was over. So he tweeted to his almost 24,000 followers and asked them to help him locate his helper.

By the power of the internet, he did:

The man’s name is Dave Cochran, and he had no idea that Allen was a pro football player. He’s also homeless, and lives with his girlfriend out of his Suburban.

Action 41 news spoke with a very elated Cochran on Sunday.

“That’s a natural habit for me, is to help people,” Cochran explained. “I don’t expect nothing in return.”

But he did get something in return. Allen offered him tickets to Sunday’s upcoming game against the Patriots. Even cooler, Cochran, who’s lived in Kansas City for most of his life, has never been to a Chiefs game before.

“It’s like a dream come true,” Cochran said. “I saw the message this morning, and I am not going to fake with you—call me soft if you want to, homeboys—I started bawling to know he is a man of his word and he reached out to contact me.”

Talk about an awesome story. And yet another reason to root for the Chiefs come Sunday.

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