(WSCR) A few weeks ago, we met a six-year-old boy from New Jersey named Joe, who had sent former Giants running back Brandon Jacobs $3.36 from his piggy bank to lure him back to the Giants.
Well, Jacobs was so moved by the little boy’s fanship, he vowed to pay him back.
Jacobs was touched by the gesture and told Armento’s mother, Julie, that he would be in New Jersey for a short time this week while he packed up his belongings and moved his family to the Bay Area. He thought his original idea for a meeting place, Chuck E. Cheese, might cause too much of scene. So they settled on a bounce house.
Jacobs, 29, brought his five-year-old son, Brayden, and the four kids – Jacobs included – played non-stop for nearly two hours. No one even took a water break.
“He told me he really wanted to get out there with the kids,” Julie Armento said in a phone interview with The Bee. “He really wanted to enjoy it, and he did. It was amazing.”
Said Jacobs, also by phone: “It was just us in the whole place and we were just going room to room – just bouncing and flipping all over the place, hitting each other with balls, sweating, our shirts filthy. We were just dirty, stinky boys, you know?”