I love natural video. 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon was filmed by the 49ers making a phone call to a longtime friend. Except this wasn’t for chit-chat. McKinnon’s friend Corey Lewis had been hard at work promoting “Inspired by Lewis”. Inspired by Lewis is a youth-mentoring program for socially challenged children. It’s about building confidence and (from their website), positive character development, self-awareness, and life skills that will cultivate our next generation of innovative leaders.
McKinnon got in contact with some people with the 49ers to award Lewis a pair of Super Bowl tickets:
Corey Lewis founded "Inspired by Lewis," a youth mentoring program that promotes positive character development, self-awareness and life skills.— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) January 29, 2019
Earlier this month, @JetMckinnon1 surprised his long-time friend with 2 tickets to #SuperBowlLIII in his hometown of Atlanta, GA pic.twitter.com/qf0UhwU36D
The recognition and gesture is pretty awesome enough. McKinnon chimed in on his own Twitter page about how it felt to give his friend tickets to the Super Bowl:
My dude been through a lot , I can’t even put into words how it felt to bless my dawg w these Super Bowl tickets . Relax and live it up it’s https://t.co/MCxUlYkOuI— Jerick Mckinnon (@JetMckinnon1) January 29, 2019
True emotions are the best. So Lewis is off to the Super Bowl and McKinnon can feel good knowing he put over an active member of the community.