Green Bay Packers' cornerback Davon House was stuck in the Minneapolis airport late Monday night after he had missed his connecting flight to Green Bay, according to ESPN. House would have missed practice the next morning at Lambeau Field if it weren't for two Packers enthusiasts, who answered to House's call for help on Twitter.
Any packer fans in Minnesota want to take a trip to Green Bay 😎 maybe I can hitch hike a ride 👍— Davon House (@DavonHouse) June 6, 2017
Upon seeing the Tweet, brothers Chad and Mike Johnson from Western Wisconsin sprang into action to help.
House accepted the offer, and the three began their journey to Green Bay's Austin Straubel International Airport, where the cornerback's car was parked.
"I went to bed and I was scrolling through my Twitter and saw he needed a ride," Chad Johnson told ESPN on Tuesday. "My brother lives in Hudson; I'm in Eau Claire. I tweeted him that 'I could come pick you up,' and in the meantime, I texted my brother that House needs a ride. My brother also tweeted him. He was closer so he swung up to the airport and picked him up, and I met him on Highway 29 so my brother and I could keep each other awake."
After reaching their destination safely, the brothers were prepared to say goodbye, but House had different ideas.
"It would've been cool just to get a picture with him there, but he was like, 'Follow me to the stadium and I'll sign some stuff for you,'" Chad Johnson said. "We told him he didn't need to do that, and he insisted. He has OTAs at 7:30, and here he is at 3:30 in the morning doing this. So he brought us over there, we got to go in the locker room. He signed some shoes and some gloves and let us take pictures with the Super Bowl trophies."
Chad Johnson said House forced his brother to take $80 for gas and wanted to give more, but they refused.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy was impressed by House's dedication to ensure he made practice on time.
"It tells you about his commitment -- both from our fans and Davon," McCarthy said before Tuesday's OTA practice. "He knows the importance of it. [Practice] is so limited at this time of the year."