UGA football players buy an 8-year-old girl a cookie in an act of kindness that’s gone viral

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There are a lot of extra things to take into consideration when venturing out in public amid a pandemic and not least among them: Will there be a bathroom to use when nature calls?

These days it’s not as easy to find an available public restroom when you may need one. A Georgia family found themselves in this predicament last month.

Christie Williams Myers and her family were doing some exploring in Athens and wandering around the University of Georgia campus when her 8-year-old daughter, Avery, needed a bathroom.

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They darted into a downtown Subway and Avery made a beeline for the bathroom. However, according to a Facebook post, an employee got Myers’ attention to tell her the bathrooms weren’t open to the public: paying customers only.

“I didn’t have my wallet with me,” she wrote in the Facebook post. “And I told him I was sorry, I didn’t have my wallet and we would leave.”

However, Avery was in luck.

According to Myers’ post, “Without hesitation these 2 young men spoke up and said they would buy a cookie for Avery so she could be a ‘paying customer’ so she could use the restroom.”

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Myers said it wasn’t until she started talking to them that she found out they were both members of the UGA football team.

According to reporting from 11Alive, the two players were junior Latavious Brini and freshman Jalen Kimber.

“To some it may seem like a small act, but I was so thankful and impressed that these 2 college kids who don’t have kids of their own gave so freely and without hesitation to help us out,” she wrote. “The world needs MORE of this! Thank you Latavious & Jaylen!!”

The Facebook post has gone viral and been shared more than 144,000 times.

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