Cam Newton is a good man. Those of us who have followed the Carolina Panthers for any decent length of time know that. Despite a personality in front of the camera that can sometimes turn people off, we often see the real Cam Newton come out when no one, or very few people, are looking.
Despite a flurry of charitable events that he partakes in every year, often at his own expense, many people continue to say that he only does it for the publicity. That he wouldn’t do it without being able to sit in the spotlight and smile for the cameras.
There are several acts that we have heard about only through back channels and individual sightings that confirm this to be a lie. Who knows how many more there have actually been? Just to name a few...
- Cam Newton visiting and praying with the families affected by the Charleston church massacre
- Cam Newton (repeatedly) buying meals when he goes out to eat and giving them to local homeless
- Cam Newton shows up at the Halloween party of a sick child
And on... and on... and on....
Those are just a few examples of Cam Newton doing something great and us finding out about it after the fact. Because someone posted a tweet, a pic, a whatever, to a personal account. Well Cam has done it again...
Cam Newton went to a bridge in Charlotte last night populated with a lot of homeless people and handed out hats, sweater and other warm gear. Why don't you hear about that in the media?— Jasmine (@jaaymacaroons) December 10, 2017
That’s right. The night before playing the Minnesota Vikings, and on one of the coldest nights of the year so far, Cam Newton was out there alone on a bridge passing out warm gear to a group of the Charlotte area homeless. Not expecting to be noticed, not wanting to be noticed, just out doing a good thing because it is in his nature. The person tweeting out the account apparently found out through a former homeless veteran, that Cam had also touched.
The guy who told us is a veteran who was homeless at one point and said Cam once gave him a $500 Ritz Carlton gift card. He's actually a good guy and I hate that the media makes him out to be this cocky douchebag.— Jasmine (@jaaymacaroons) December 10, 2017
These reports are about as verified as any off-camera unofficial report are going to be... but given the history Cam has with charitable acts, I am willing to stake my reputation that it did in fact happen.
Cam Newton is a hero and a role model that we should all aspire to emulate, especially this holiday season.
If Cam Newton’s kindness moves you, perhaps you’ll be moved to donate to the Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation through our annual CSR Gifts from the Heart charity drive: