Washington Wizards fans know their team got a good player when the franchise selected Georgetown standout Otto Porter Jr. with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
What Wizards fans may not have known is that they also got a good person.
This week a man named Michael Stein wrote in to the Washington Post with a marvelous story about Porter's unusual generosity. Stein says he was eating lunch at a sandwich shop in Washington, D.C., recently when he noticed Porter walk in. Outside the shop there was a homeless man asking passersby for a sandwich.
When Porter exited the shop, he was holding an extra sandwich, bag of chips and drink for the homeless man. And not only did Porter present the man with the food, he sat down and exchanged small talk with the fellow.
A Washington Wizards spokesman confirmed the story in an e-mail to For The Win.
Describing the scene, Stein writes:
"It was a wonderful thing to watch. This pure act of kindness, when no one was paying any attention, demonstrated true character and a genuine concern for someone in need. Mr. Porter, kudos to you. You are a gentleman and a true role model for fans of all ages."
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