Ndamukong Suh was about to start a new job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sure, it was a position he’d held with other franchises, but still it was a new job in a new place with new bosses and co-workers.
Remember the last time you started a new job? What did you do with the time you had leading up to the first day?
Most probably took the time to make some final preparations to really go in and impress the new workplace (and as an NFL player I’m sure there are some who would expect him to be buried in playbooks and Todd Bowles defensive tape). Some even relaxed a bit trying to calm their nerves.
But Suh isn't most people, or even some people. Most people don’t land on lists with names like Lebron James lauding them for their work in the community and generally in efforts to aid those in need.
So, this is exactly what Suh did during his final days off before starting his new job. Specifically, the Buccaneers’ splash 2019 free-agent signing headed to the Myrtle Beach Safari to visit some of the animals and send out a message to as many followers and fans he could:
Dig those red No. 93 shorts though, right?
I don’t know too many people on the cusp of a big-time career move who think to themselves, ‘What can I do to help someone (or something) else?’.
But apparently, this is exactly how Suh thinks, and it’s good to see this in contrast to the reputation the general football public knows him by.
Here’s hoping he can bond with his new teammates on the football field as well as he bonded with Bubbles in Myrtle Beach.