Christmas wishes come true: Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes takes kids shopping

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II serves as a personal shopping assistant for players from local KC United youth football organization at the DICK'S Sporting Goods, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 in Leawood, Kan.
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II serves as a personal shopping assistant for players from local KC United youth football organization at the DICK'S Sporting Goods, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 in Leawood, Kan.

Credit: Colin Braley/AP Images for DICK'S Sporting Goods

Credit: Colin Braley/AP Images for DICK'S Sporting Goods

Even though he’s a pro football star, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes took time this week to surprise kids in Leawood, Kansas and took them shopping.

Kids from the KC United Youth Sports and Education Initiative thought they were going to their local Dick's Sporting Goods for an end-of -the-year party, WDAF reported.

But but instead of a party, the 15 children went on a shopping spree with Mahomes, spending time with the QB and the $125 Dick’s gift card each lucky child was given.

It was part of Giving Tuesday, according to WDAF.

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II surprises members of the local KC United youth football organization with a holiday shopping spree and a $5,000 donation on behalf of The DICK'S Sporting Goods Sports Matter program on Giving on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 in Leawood, Kan.
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II surprises members of the local KC United youth football organization with a holiday shopping spree and a $5,000 donation on behalf of The DICK'S Sporting Goods Sports Matter program on Giving on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 in Leawood, Kan.

Credit: Colin Braley/AP Images for DICK'S Sporting Goods

Credit: Colin Braley/AP Images for DICK'S Sporting Goods

“I will never forget this. I’ll never forget it,” Joe Bane said of the day with his hero. “It’s like a dream come true.”

But why would a NFL star take time to spend time with kids?

"I was that little kid," Mahomes, son of a MLB pitcher, told WDAF. "I was the one looking up to athletes and getting to see them and getting to be a part of it. I remember being a part of those experiences, so I know how much it means for every single kid."

Mahomes and Dick's Sporting Goods also gave KC United's program a $5,000 donation. It is part of the store's "Sports Matter" program, The Kansas City Star reported.

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