Derek Carr is quickly becoming one of the best quarterbacks in the league, but he continues to prove he’s even better off the field. The Oakland Raiders quarterback committed another act of kindness Thursday, this time helping a stranger who ran out of gas.
Musician Ron Reeser thanked Carr on Twitter after getting a lift from the Pro Bowl QB when his car stopped working.
“My faith in humanity has been restored,” Reeser wrote. “I have to share this story cause it literally just happened and I’m still surprised someone of this stature was so down to earth and kind enough to offer a helping hand to a complete stranger.
“My car was on empty and I was on my way to the gas station when I ran out of gas at the light. Thankfully I had a gas can in my trunk and I wasn’t too far from a gas station. So I figured I’d walk the rest of the way grab gas and come right back.
“As soon as I step outta my car a black Denali drives up and the man asked me if everything was ok. I said I ran outta gas. He said hop in I’ll take you.
“We introduce ourselves and start exchanging convo as he drives off. He asks me what I do for a living so we start talking about music. I ask him what he does and he says I play football and is heavily into God and wants to become a pastor someday when he retires. We pull up to the gas station I fill up the can, hop back in his truck and I ask him what position he plays. He says, ‘I’m a quarterback.’ ‘What string’ I ask. ‘1st string’ he says. So I ask him what his favorite team is and he replies, ‘Well I’m a little biased cause I play for the Raiders…’
I pause for a second and say no sh*t, what’s your name?’ ‘Derek Carr…’
“At this point I was a little speechless, and couldn’t believe the situation I was in, let alone someone like him was that generous. But it doesn’t stop there… We pulled up to my car, I shook his hand, exchanged contact info and thanked him for his help.
“He paused and asked me, ‘is there anything you’d like to pray for before I go?’
But this is far from Carr’s best good-Samaritan deed this year. Oakland police credited the 25-year-old for helping find a missing child in January. Carr retweeted the missing child report the police tweeted, and less than 24 hours later, the child was found.
@OPDChris great news! Thank you for letting me know they are safe! God bless y'all!