After taking home their first Super Bowl win in 50 years, the Kansas City Chiefs have been celebrating in various ways.
In the spirit of celebration, Chiefs defensive tackle, Derrick Nnadi, volunteered to pay the adoption fees for every animal at the KC Pet Project in Kansas City, Missouri.
After the Kansas City Chiefs won on Sunday, this player made snow angels in the confetti, then paid off the adoption fees for more than 100 shelter dogs – which is probably one of the most wholesome Super Bowl celebrations of all time ❤️ https://t.co/kiN1UiRYD7 pic.twitter.com/hipp4imIU5— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 3, 2020
Adoption fees are typically about $150 per pet, but thanks to Nnadi's contribution, all 109 shelter animals at the KC Pet Project has since been adopted.
Animal rescue has been at the heart of Nnadi's entire season. For every win his team notched during the season, he paid for an animal's adoption fee through his foundation. The Chiefs won 15 games.
44 pets left the shelter today (38 dogs and 6 cats) with new families and up to 30 more are going home tomorrow! Of the 109 dogs that qualified for the sponsorship, around 40-50 of those dogs will still be available after tomorrow, which is incredible. Thank you @DerrickNnadi! pic.twitter.com/dTIzoBGTDy— KC Pet Project (@kcpetproject) February 4, 2020
When news of Nnadi's gesture was shared, people flocked to the animal shelter, waiting outside to adopt a new furry companion. All the adoptable pets were in new homes as of the tenth.
"Wow, what a day!' wrote the KC Pet Project. "We want to thank all of the families who came out today and patiently waited to adopt a pet, and we are beyond grateful to Derrick Nnadi for this incredibly kind gesture helping our city’s pets."