Steelers’ Chase Claypool’s heartwarming gesture for fan with dementia
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool sent a signed jersey to Jimmy Swoager, who has dementia and was having trouble remembering Claypool’s name.
BJ Swoager, Jimmy’s son, posted a video on TikTok detailing his father’s condition and asking for Steelers players to send signed jerseys so his father could remember who they are.
God bless ❤️ pic.twitter.com/9LCRNp4Y0X
— Chase Claypool (@ChaseClaypool) October 27, 2020
Chase Claypool is the new star wideout for the Steelers. He’s been turning heads left and right early in the 2020 season and the Swoager family loves the youngster for what he’s done, both on and off the football field.
“Bro, I couldn’t believe it,” BJ Swoager told USA TODAY Sports. “I couldn’t believe he was writing me. And then I had Chase Claypool wish me a happy birthday on my actual birthday. It’s incredible. I was blown away just from that. Just unbelievable how kind he is.
“This just shows that we’re human. And people do good things. We’re having the hardest time of our lives with everything going on in the world. Chase Claypool has inspired compassion into my kids. It’s a big deal, man. It lets you know that there’s something out there that’s looking out for you. This is something that’s going to be for the rest of my life, this one, random act of kindness.”
2020 has been an awful year, so good news like this is great to see.
The Steelers are the only undefeated team left in the NFL. Their players are also undefeated off the field, as this gesture by Claypool was very heartwarming.