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Kansas City Chiefs Player Celebrates Super Bowl Win By Helping Man's Best Friend

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Posted: Feb 04, 2020 8:15 PM
Kansas City Chiefs Player Celebrates Super Bowl Win By Helping Man's Best Friend

Source: AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

Kansas City Chiefs' defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi is an animal lover. And because of it, he decided to partner with KC Pet Project, an animal shelter in Kansas City. He made a pledge: for every win the Chiefs had this season, he would pay the adoption fee for one of the animals at the shelter. This year the Chiefs had 15 wins (including the postseason).

When the Chiefs moved on to the Super Bowl, Nnadi had a bigger goal: if his team won, he would pay the adoption fee for every animal at the shelter. According to KTLA, that's more than 100 dogs and the adoption fee is $150 each.

The pledge gave him an even greater incentive to win the Super Bowl.

“I’ve never been a champion before. All the years of me playing football, that first time honestly feels like the best day of my life,” Nnadi said.

Once the Chiefs won the game, Nnadi was seen making angels out of confetti on the field. Clearly, he was celebrating both accomplishments: being a Super Bowl champion and helping animals in need.

KC Pet Project took to Twitter to thank Nnadi for his support:

And because of Nnadi's pledge, the shelter is seeing an increase in animals finding their fur-ever homes.