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Andre Johnson treats underprivileged children to $16,000 shopping spree

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NFL star Andre Johnson has treated underprivileged children to an 80-second shopping spree at Toys ‘R’ Us which billed up to $16,266.

In the touching gesture by the Houstan Texans wide receiver, children from the Harris County Department of Family and Protective Services were given the chance to pick anything from the store.

'It's on me' 

“You can go through the store and get whatever you want and I’ll pay for it. Have a Merry Christmas.” Said the 33-year-old.

11 lucky kids, between the ages of 8-16 got the chance to live every child’s dream and have any toy they wanted from the store – courtesy of Johnson of course.


“As a kid, to get to run through the store - get whatever you want - I'm pretty sure it's kind of breath-taking for them.” He told the Houston Chronicle.

He added: “Me and my uncle were sitting in the house one day and I was like, I want to do something for Christmas.”

The overly excited kids at the Toys ‘R’ Us store, near to the NRG stadium, picked up a host of the top acquisitions in the Toy world. Everything from Barbie dolls to soft toys were in the over-filled baskets – they also got given a games console and bike each as a bonus.


Johnson, who is the longest serving player for the Houston Texans, has endured a frustrating 2014 campaign, often being outplayed by last year’s rookie DeAndre Hopkins.

The Texans however, are going well in the AFC South with a record of 6-6, which puts them second behind the Denver Broncos and still in with a shot to qualify for the play offs.

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