The New Orleans Saints and Verizon Wireless teamed up to deliver "Random Acts of Kindness" around New Orleans on Tuesday
Joining Saints and Verizon staff members were fullback Jed Collins, safety Malcolm Jenkins, defensive end Cameron Jordan, wide receiver Lance Moore, long snapper Justin Drescher and defensive end Akiem Hicks. Saints Ambassador Michael Lewis and mascot Sir Saint rounded out the group.
"We look forward to this day," Hicks said. "It's just nice to be able to come through and bring some excitement to people. It puts a smile on our face as well."
The Verizon bus made four stops around the city and the group showed their support of the local community by meeting fans, signing autographs or picking up the tab at Chevron, Verizon and McDonalds. Fans were alerted about ten minutes before each stop on social media.
The first stop was local Chevron gas station where everyone at the pump received a free gas card. The players helped fill up the cars while passing out the gift cards and posters.
The second stop was to the New Orleans Mission to hand out care packages and gift cards. The third stop was at a local Verizon Wireless store where the group was able to meet and talk with store employees and customers.
The final stop was at a New Orleans area McDonald's restaurant where the players split up and helped the McDonald's staff serve up free meals to any customer that ordered during the visit. Drescher took over the french fry station, Jenkins learned the soft-serve ice cream machine and Lewis and Moore became experts at the drive-thru windows, Collins took orders at the front counter while Hicks and Jordan mastered the art of making a Big Mac.