With great power comes great responsibility!
And one man used that power in an amazing way this past Sunday! Derrick Nnadi, the Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle, has celebrated his Super Bowl win by covering adoption fees for more than 100 dogs at the KC Pet Project animal shelter in Kansas City, Missouri.
How amazing is that?!
Adoption fees usually run about $150, per dog. And apparently, Nnadi had been paying off adoption fees all season long! Each time the Chiefs would win a game, he would pay another dog's adoption fee through the Derrick Nnadi Foundation.
The fee waiver will cover the cost of any dog that became available for adoption before February 2.
Why spend that money on adoption fees? Well, Nnadi told CNN that he wasn't allowed any pets growing up. During his senior year of college, he decided to get a dog named Rocky and they created an instant bond.
Nnadi said, "When I first got him, he was very timid. It made me think of how other animals, whether they're owned or in a shelter, are feeling scared and alone."
KC Pet Project chief communications officer, Tori Fugate, told CNN that Nnadi's donation had been"incredible."
"More than 100 available dogs in our care will have their adoption fees sponsored starting today," Fugate said of Nnadi's donation.
Its adoptable animals can be found here!
Way to go, Derrick Nnadi! If anyone wasn't a fan before --they will be now!
Derrick Nnadi celebrating his Super Bowl win
One the first day of the adoption special -- 33 pets found forever homes!
Update: "44 pets left the shelter (38 dogs and 6 cats) with new families and up to 30 more are going home tomorrow! Of the 109 dogs that qualified for the sponsorship, hopefully around 40 of those dogs will still be available after tomorrow"
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