Purdue football player’s good deed goes viral

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Purdue football player is getting attention after his random act of kindness went viral.

Megan Shufflebarger posted a picture on Facebook revealing freshman Purdue football player Tario Fuller’s good deed.

She said Fuller overheard her daughter Kinley making a list of toys she wanted for her birthday. That’s when he took it upon himself to buy one of those gifts for her.

The post has caused all kinds of buzz on the internet.

Purdue Athletics shared it on their Facebook page saying they couldn’t be more proud of the type of young men and women in their department. HammerAndRails.com also shared the story saying, “With the news of so many freshman getting arrested, it’s very nice to see Tario Fuller, who is red-shirting this year, do something really, really awesome.”

Shufflebarger said her [almost] 3-year-old daughter Kinley has not let the new doll out of her sight. She said the doll he bought was $35.

“I want him to just know how much it meant to us and to her,” said Shufflebarger.

She wants others to know this act was genuine and not for attention. However, she hopes the spotlight will inspire more people to follow his lead.

“When you hear something good, it’s just very humbling because it makes you want to do good things for other people,” said Shufflebarger.

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