“You Matter To Me”- Las Vegas Raiders’ Receiver shares a Beautiful Story Amid Racial Tensions

Published 06/14/2020, 8:08 AM EDT


George Floyd’s death at the hands of the Minneapolis police has reignited the talk on racial tension in the United States. In addition, it has led to widespread protests. Amid all the unrest, Las Vegas Raiders’ Zay Jones shared an incident that keeps hope alive for a better society.

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Jones shared his story on social media about his encounter with an elderly white lady while he was out shopping at a local store. The Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver’s recent experience goes on to show that there is genuine positivity in the world.

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Las Vegas Raiders’ WR shares a story of an elderly white lady

He said that the woman was in tears as she told him that she was from Minneapolis and that he mattered to her. Jones said that the woman’s gesture genuinely touched him which led to the two sharing a hug.
Jones added that the woman folded into his arms as she told him that it was necessary to spread love. Las Vegas’ wide receiver said that he was grateful for the encounter even though he did not get her name.
Jones said that in times of struggle, it is essential to realize that we are not alone. He added that be it family, friends, or peers there will always be people around who will show their love and support.
He ended his post by saying that beautiful hearts still exist and urged people to lead by example.
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George Floyd death drew people’s attention

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George Floyd lost his life due to excessive force used by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. He rested his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. To make matters worse, Floyd was handcuffed and lying facedown on the ground and could not have been in a more non-threatening position.
His demise drew attention towards police brutality and the deaths of unarmed black persons at the hands of cops. It galvanized the resolve of hundreds of people to protest against racial injustice which has now turned into a movement.
Protests took place in the US, the UK, and Germany where people stood in support of racial equality. Even organizations, including the NFL, have come out in support of the protests. NFL players are actively participating in this movement.

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