Giving Thanks: JJ Watt Sends Pizza, Letter to Local Police, Firefighters

November 25, 2014 Updated: November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving is on Thursday, and Houston Texans all-world defensive end JJ Watt took the lead in showing thanks by delivering Papa Johns pizza to local police and fire departments in Houston

Along with the pizza, JJ Watt delivered a hand-written letter articulating his intentions, shown below.

The note reads:

I just wanted to send y’all a small token of my appreciation for everything you do. My dad & uncle were both firefighters, so I spent a lot of time around the firehouse when I was younger and gained a great deal of respect for both firefighters & the police force along the way. Y’all show up day in & day out, never knowing what the day might hold and never getting enough thanks for what you do. Yet, you still continue to put others before yourselves and save lives because of it. As athletes, we often get the headlines and big crowds, but just like the men & women of our military, y’all are the ones who truly deserve the credit, appreciation & admiration. I know it’s not much, but please enjoy lunch on me today. Thank you for all that you do!

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Happy Thanksgiving!