Los Angeles (AFP) – Kansas City offensive lineman Jeff Allen has a reward for the good samaritan who helped him make it to the Chiefs’ NFL playoff game in the snow on Saturday: tickets to the American Conference championship game.
Allen tweeted that the man he knew only as Dave had helped him when his car got stuck in the snow — but he hadn’t managed to get his contact information in his rush to get to the game at Arrowhead Stadium.
After the Chiefs downed the Indianapolis Colts 31-13 on Saturday — a game played amid continuing snow flurries at Arrowhead Stadium — Allen took to social media to find his benefactor.
“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,” Allen tweeted. “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”
On Sunday, Allen said the Dave in question had been found.
“Update: Despite the recent influx in people changing their name to Dave in the KC area lol, I was actually able to track down the Dave that helped me thanks to the power of social media and #ChiefsKindgom. Thanks for your kindness @Davidco59434183”
The man with that Twitter handle, David Cochran, tweeted in reply: “Look all I try to do is survive and live life one day at a time and I love to go all out to try to help ppl”