Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, 27, now an ESPN football analyst, began a tour of blessing. Traveling around America, Tebow surprises shoppers by paying off their layaway accounts.
Tebow began his trip in an Orlando, FL, Walmart, where he paid the layaway accounts of two shoppers.
He first paid Jasmine Nunes’ bill of $220.02, enabling her to purchase Christmas gifts for her nieces and nephews despite financial difficulties.
Nunes was amazed when Tebow paid her bill in person and called her mother. “Mom, you’re never going to believe what just happened,” she said. “Tim Tebow just paid my layaway!”
Tebow also paid Damara Jarrett’s $701 layaway bill. Jarrett is a full-time student with two children for whom she was Christmas-present shopping. “You don’t understand how hard I’ve been working,” Jarrett told Tebow after he paid her bill. “And then I said I was going to take stuff off because I can’t afford everything, and then this…. Just thank you. I just want to cry.”
The “Motivate Me Monday” segment of ABC’s “Good Morning America” show plans to air a segment showing Tebow’s generosity. Tebow was overjoyed to be part of the show.
“I’m excited about it because it’s part of me and it’s part of my heart,” Tebow told ABC anchors George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts on his first day. “It’s something I’ve done for a long time and now to be able to do it with you and share these amazing stories about kids that have so much courage, and have overcome so many obstacles — and that’s what’s really inspiring — and it’s awesome for me to be able to share these stories.”