- A homeless man in Kansas City named Dave Cochran helped pull Chiefs offensive lineman Jeff Allen’s car out of the snow before the Chiefs’ divisional playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts.
- After tracking down the Cochran, Allen got Cochran and his girlfriend two tickets to the Chiefs’ AFC Championship game next weekend.
- Cochran, who lives in his car, said he’s never been to a Chiefs game before and started crying when he saw the messages from Allen.
Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Jeff Allen is thanking a good Samaritan for helping him out of the snow with tickets to the AFC Championship game.
According to 41 Action News, Allen’s car got stuck in the snow on his way to the Chiefs’ divisional game against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, when Dave Cochran, a homeless man living out of his car in Kansas City, decided to help.
Allen first tweeted that he was trying to track down a local man who helped him.
My car got stuck in the snow before the game & a nice guy named Dave help pull me out without knowing I was a player. I want to give him tickets to the AFC championship game for helping but don’t have a way to contact him. He drove a 97 or 98 Black Suburban. Pls RT #ChiefsKingdom
— Jeff Allen (@JeffAllen71) January 13, 2019
Cochran told Action News that he saw a few cars stuck on the side of the road during a snowstorm, and after helping one car get out, he pulled up to Allen. Cochran said he didn’t realise that Allen was a Chiefs player.
“After I get done helping him, he told me he’s a Chiefs player,” Cochran said. “I didn’t look at him as no Chiefs player, I just looked at him as a normal person. Hope that he would do the same for as if I did for him.”
Cochran said he saw Allen’s Texas licence plates and knew he couldn’t navigate the snow.
After Allen tracked down Cochran, he got he and Cochran’s girlfriend – who lives with Cochran and their dog in Cochran’s car – tickets to the Chiefs’ AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots next weekend.
“It’s like a dream come true,” Cochran said. “I seen the message this morning, man, and I ain’t even gonna fake with you, man, call me soft if you want to, homeboys, but I started bawling. I started bawling, for real.”
Cochran has never been to a Chiefs game before.
“That’s a natural habit for me is to help people,” Cochran said. “I don’t expect nothing in return.”
Watch the 41 Action News segment below:
Hours before the @Chiefs playoff game against the #Colts @JeffAllen71 was stuck in the snow. That is when Dave pulled over to help. Now he is heading to the AFC championship game. #LetsRoll If you would like to help Dave you can email me: [email protected]@41actionnews pic.twitter.com/DUhPFcUgbn
— Steven Dial (@StevenDialFox4) January 13, 2019
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