JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- When the Jags rookie class showed up at the Ronald McDonald House Tuesday...the kids were thoroughly impressed.
"This means a whole lot to me because it's awesome and they're very tall," 11 year-old Christian Yeargin said.
The players signed autographs, took pictures, and even sat down for a hot dog lunch. We're told the annual visit is always a big hit.
"This is something they look forward to from the day we announce it, really to the day they leave," Cat McCarroll said.
The interaction really hit home for 13 year-old James Yeargin. Despite his brain tumor and medical bout, he wants to play in the NFL.
"Most teams wouldn't even do this. I'm really thankful that they came to be with us," he said.
The highlight waas probably the bubble gum blowing contest...which came down to the wire. Fierce competitors represented each side, but ultimately, the kids won out.
Defensive End Andre Branch says him and the fellas couldn't have picked a better way to spend their off day.
"It makes you think how blessed you really are and don't ever take anything for granted. Just like it's making their day, it's making ours also," he said with a smile.
The Ronald McDonald House is no stranger to giving back. Not only does it take care of critically injured and chronically ill children...but it houses their families as well.
Today, it was its turn to receive...and a chance for new Big Cat fans to be born.
"Go Jags!" one boy yelled.
The Jags are no strangers to giving back. They're out volunteering somewhere in the community each and every Tuesday.