Homeless man helps NFL player stuck in snow on game day, player gives back

Jeff Allen of the Kansas City Chiefs of the Kansas City Chiefs sits on the bench in a game against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

A Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman rewarded a homeless man Saturday who helped the player get his car out of the snow before his game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Jeff Allen, a backup guard, wrote on Twitter he got stuck in the snow before the game. He wrote that a nice guy named Dave helped pull him out. The only thing he knew was the guy's name and that he drove a 97 or 98 black Suburban.

He then asked his followers to retweet - which was easy. A few hours later, Allen was connected to Dave Cochran so he could properly thank him. 

Allen got to the playoff game, in which the Chiefs defeated the Colts, 31-13.

Cochran later talked to KSHB-TV and said he didn't even know Allen played for the Chiefs.

“After I got done helping him, he told me he was a Chiefs player,” he said. “I didn’t look at him as no Chiefs player. I just looked at him as a normal person. I would hope that he’d do the same for me as I did for him.”

Cochran said he's recently hit a rough patch and lives in the car with his girlfriend and their dog. When he stopped to help, he said he didn't expect anything in return.

“It’s like a dream come true. I’d seen the message this morning. And I’m not even gonna fake with you. Call me soft if you want to home boys, but I started bawling,” he said.

Allen wasn't the only person he helped that day. He said he pulled one car out before that and then found Allen. 

“That’s a natural habit for me is to help people," he said. "I don't expect anything in return. All I was expecting was a thank you.”

FOX 2 reported on this from Southfield, Mich.