The Dallas Morning News’ Tim MacMahon claims “a homeless man who goes by Doc” was treated to a matinee screening of “Role Models” by Cowboys QB / philanthropist Tony Romo.
Romo, who confirmed the story but didn’t want to elaborate, waved Doc over to sit by him and his friend. Doc sheepishly mentioned that he hadn’t showered in a few days.
“Don’t worry about that,” Romo said. “I’m used to locker rooms.”
And so the $67 million quarterback and a man who doesn’t have $6.70 to his name sat next to each other and shared laughs for 90 minutes or so.
For Romo “ who made news by changing a couple’s tire on a roadside on the way home the night of the season opener “ it was just another kind gesture to a random stranger. It meant the world to Doc.
“For me, it was a blessing,” Doc said. “It came at just the right time. It gave me some encouragement and faith in mankind. I just wanted to say thank you.”
While this is a sweet tale just prior to Thanksgiving, ’tis worth pondering that if Romo didn’t want this story publicized, perhaps other Cowboys stars have made similar gestures. Who amongst us can say for certain that Troy Aikman never did anything nice for a stranger in a movie theatre?