The 2014 Winter Olympics had athletes adopting stray dogs. Now the 2014 World Cup has Ghanese soccer player Sulley Muntari demonstrating kindness and generosity by handing out money to impoverished citizens in a poor neighborhood of Maceio, Brazil.
A woman named Ines Correa tells TV Gazeta that Muntari gave her and her 80-year-old mother $350 Brazilian reals before the local police officers forced him to stop his random act of kindness — watch in the above video. Muntari is also one of only a few players who has been posing for photos and signing autographs outside his team’s hotel, according to Globo Esporte.
It remains to be seen if Muntari will see any more World Cup action. The midfielder has been suspended for the Ghana-Portugal match on Thursday (June 26) after receiving his second yellow card of the tournament during the Ghana-Germany game Saturday (June 21). The game against Portugal would be Ghana’s last match if they don’t advance out of the group stage to the round of 16.