Atlanta Falcons: Players reach out to firefighters who responded durinf I-85 collapse
After responding to a fire on Interstate 85 which led to a bridge collapsing, firefighters received a visit from members of the Atlanta Falcons to say thank you
The city of Atlanta deserves a lot of praise for being able to restore Interstate 85 after just two months following the collapse of the bridge. A fire which destroyed the bridge made national news and the first responders were able to do their jobs and ensure no one was hurt in the incident. The Atlanta Falcons took notice of the local heroes and after the bridge was reopened, they decided the timing was right for some of the players to reach out to them by visiting the responding firehouses.
Wide receivers Julio Jones, Taylor Gabriel, Devin Fuller as well as center Alex Mack and fullback Derrick Coleman can all be seen in the video which the team released via their official Twitter account Monday morning as the players took photos with firefighters as well as delivered them dinner.
One of the biggest slogans for the Atlanta Falcons in recent years has been that all things are done “In Brotherhood.” They proved that this philosophy is more than just simple words by the actions displayed by these players.
Often times athletes are considered heroes, when in reality they’re blessed individuals who get to play a game for a living that many American’s absolutely love to watch. While what they do is amazing in the amount of skill and dedication it takes, the real heroes are the ones like the men and women at firehouses 4, 11, 15, 19, 21, 23 and 29.
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We here at Blogging Dirty would like to join the Atlanta Falcons in saying thank you for all you do to help keep each and every one of us safe. It’s a thankless job, but it was really cool to see the team do what they can to show their appreciation.