Thursday December 25th, 2014

Carolina Panthers defensive line coach Eric Washington may be preparing for the team's biggest game of the season this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, but he and his family made time to help a family in need this Christmas. 

Washington saw a report on television about a family that was robbed of its Christmas gifts. Crystal Davis, a single mom of five children, worked two jobs in order to afford the gifts, but someone broke into the family's home last Sunday night and stole the gifts from under the family's Christmas tree. 

On Christmas Eve, Washington's wife and sister went shopping to replace the toys. The family was surprised to find their gifts replaced. 

From NBC Charlotte

"Oh thank you so much, we are your number one fans," Crystal said as her kids oohed and ahhed over the gifts.

Amy Washington, Eric's wife, said that they were glad to help a family in need during the holiday season. 

"We are just so thrilled to be able to share the holiday with Ms. Davis and her family. We think every child should wake up and have a smile on Christmas morning."

Watch NBC Charlotte's video of the exchange here. 

- Stanley Kay



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