Now Playing
K99.1FM
On Air
No Program
Now Playing
K99.1FM

Posted: March 10, 2017

Penguins fan offers homeless man ticket

Penguins fan attending game alone offers extra ticket to homeless man

Related

By WPXI.com

PITTSBURGH —

A Pennsylvania police officer made a homeless man’s day last week — not with a handout, but with tickets to a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game.

>> Read more trending news

Jimmy Mains, who works in the Pittsburgh suburb of Rankin, went to last Friday’s game between the Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning. As Mains approached PPG Paints Arena, a homeless man asked him for money. 

Mains told the man, identified as Rob, that while he did not have any money, he did have an extra ticket to the game. Once convinced that the offer was not a joke, the homeless man accepted the ticket and sat with Mains. 

“He was ecstatic,” Mains said. 

Once the puck dropped, Mains wrote on Facebook, Rob cheered the entire game. During an intermission Mains bought chicken tenders. And both enjoyed the outcome of the game, won 5-2 by the Penguins. 

Rob asked how he could repay the gesture of kindness, and Mains said “I just told him to pay it forward.”

“Just trying to put some positivity on Facebook,” he wrote.

I went to the Pens game last Friday and as I posted on Facebook I had an extra ticket.  After not being able to find...

Posted by Jimmy Mains on Wednesday, March 8, 2017


There are no comments yet. Be the first to post your thoughts. or Register.