Rapper Jeezy was recently on a flight to Memphis and as anyone would expect the celebrity had a first-class ticket. But after boarding, he chose to offer up his seat to a young boy who was traveling to get treatment for his third-stage cancer. Taking to Instagram, the 44-year-old shared a picture of himself posing with the young boy named Andre and his mom.
In the caption, the star praised the boy for his courage writing, “Meet Andre, he’s 11 and one of the bravest young Kings I know. I met Andre on my flight to Memphis. In addition to offering his seat, the former Boyz n da Hood member invited the little boy and his mother to attend his show.
“Overheard he was battling stage 3 cancer and was on his way to Memphis for treatment. Offered him my first-class seat so he can go to treatment like the boss he is. In taking his seat, I spoke with his amazing and strong mother. She told me about how mighty of a fighter her son has been. I invited Andre and his mother to my show. And like a boss, he pulled up. Let’s show Andre some love ?,” it continued.
In no time, actor Samuel L. Jackson and rapper 2 Chainz took to the comment section to applaud “The Snowman” artist for his generous act. “Doing the right thing is part of your DNA,” noted Jackson, per HipHopDX. Jeezy’s effort to make the mother and the child happy just goes on to show how well he understands parenthood. He recently welcomed his fourth child with his wife Mai.
The businessman wed Mai last year in an intimate ceremony and the celebrate the occasion, the couple decided to give back to the community. According to PEOPLE, the pair teamed up with The Tony Robbins Foundation alongside Jeezy’s Street Dreamz Foundation to hand out 1,000 bikes to youth living in the inner-city of Atlanta.
The endeavor titled Wheels of Dreamz unfolded at the historic Clark Atlanta University where then-Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms gave speeches and Jeezy gave speeches ahead of the rally. I got my first bike when I was 7 years old. And we only had enough money for one, so I had to share it by riding my lil brother on the handlebars. As a kid, and still today, I never feel more free than racing the wind with my will,” wrote Mai, the Real co-host on Instagram celebrating the event’s success.
“This past weekend, @streetdreamzfoundation and @tonyrobbins gifted 1000 bikes to inner city youth here in Atlanta. Honored to witness the look of pure joy in these kids❤️,” it added.
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