Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Victor Cruz visits home of young boy killed in Connecticut school shooting


Six-year-old Jack Pinto was among the 18 children killed during the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday. On Tuesday, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz paid his respects by visiting with Jake's family, friends, and loved ones.

Cruz reportedly spent more than three hours in the Pinto's family home, a day after Jack was laid to rest. Jack was buried wearing the No. 80 of Cruz, Jack's favorite player.

From New York Post:

“Much love to the entire Pinto family. Great people with huge hearts,” Cruz tweeted shortly after leaving the home. “Looking at life through a different lens.”

During the course of the visit, dozens of young kids — mostly boys — clad in Giants blue could be seen playing football and running around the lawn at the Pinto house.

They left with bags full of Giants memorabilia.


The visit was chaperoned by at least five police vehicles and plenty of officers.


On Sunday, Cruz dedicated the Giants game against the Atlanta Falcons to the memory Jake by writing loving messages on his cleats and gloves.

33 comments:

  1. we need more like him

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  2. Victor Cruz is a class act individual. It was a great thing he did by writing on his cleats and glove. It had to be a very touching thing for him and the Pinto family. You can assure that Jack Pinto is looking down from heaven. Thanks Cruz you are the greatest.

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    1. Victor Cruz is all of the above.
      There is yet another word that appropriately describes his person, a word that transcends many languages...mentsch (Yiddish for a special person).

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    2. I'm sorry to say im a cowboy fan . but what victor cruz did CLASS ACT !!! much respect it touched my heart. god bless all the victims.

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  3. Not a giants fan, but I am now a Cruz fan....more NFL Players should follow his lead,

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  4. Cruz i new it was something about you, you have a big heart. The world is in much need of many more. You are a Giant in my Heart too, way to go.

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  5. I don't follow any sports teams, didn't even know who Victor Cruz was but I do now ans am Adan. I will follow more his personal life, to see if he stays with his daughter's mother, and to see what kind of example he sets for all these young fans.

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    1. Do u really need to judge him in based on whether he stays with a person?

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  6. On this horrific day when so many innocent families had their babies taken away from them, we witness a decent man, a young man who found the kindness and the big heart to visit the little victim's family. He in my book already shown that he's a decent man. Whether he satys with his wife etc, is no one's business and this isn't the appropriate time to make such mention. Everyone should mind their own family. Cruz is a kind and civilized man. I'm not a Giants fan. I need not to be a fan of any team to appreciate his kind and compassionate act. My hats off to this gentleman.

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    1. Amen!!!!! Victor Cruz did a wonderful and heartfelt thing....God Bless Victor Cruz.......

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  7. I am Cowboys fan amd I must say that what Cruz did for the Pinto family and the children of Newtown touched my heart. I know precious Jake Pinto is looking down from heaven. God bless all the victims.

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  8. como puertoriqueno me siento muy orgulloso por lo que hicistes Dios te bendiga victor cruz hoy y siempre Angel eagles fan

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  9. What a way to be Victor, sure ur are a hero by doing this. I am so proud to be a Puerto Rican, like u. May God bless the Pinto family and you also. You really touched my heart.

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  10. Victor, that was a classy jesture and I'm sure the folks in Newtown would agree.

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  11. VICTOR YOU ARE A HERO AND I AM SURE THAT THE PINTO FAMILY AND THERE SON WOULD SAY THE SAME THING. YOU REALLY TOUCHED PEOPLE HEART I SURE HE WAS LOOKING DOWN WITH THAT BIG SMILE THAT HE HAD ON HIS FACE IN THE PICTURE THEY SHOW ON TV WHAT A CUTE BOY AND A SMILE THAT WOULD LIGHT UP A ROOM HE WAS A TRUE GIANT FAN.LOVE THE GIANT LOVE YOU STAY THE STRONG PERSON YOU ARE.

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  12. Beautiful Heart!!!

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  13. Victor,

    As a Pats fan, I can't stand how you play against us, but this transcends football and I appreciate the class you bring to football and life. We need more people like you.

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  14. Victor Cruz more Sport people learn with you,you #1

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  15. I am so proud and touched by your kindness to the pinto family. GOD Bless you, Mariposa.

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  16. way to represent cruz, much love

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  17. that was nice of what he did

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  18. Class act.. Mr Cruz..

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  19. God Bless you Victor Cruz! You are truly a role model and your kindness is so touching.

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  20. A big heart,compassion,love of children,and the understanding of what kind of image we need to portray to our children by setting a good example. You are what more sports heroes should be. You are my heroe and I am 76

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  21. Jets fan here now a Cruz fan !

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  22. Its about courage and compassion, and Mr. Cruz showed a boat-load of both. Salut, Sir!

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  23. I am a Giant's Fan but I alway knew there was something special about Victor Cruz..He was always so humble..Way to go C R U Z

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  24. Victor Cruz you are an amazing football player! I'm a Giants fan and you were my favorite even before this amazing thing you did for the pinto family. What happened in Sandy Hook was such a tragedy and I'm so happy and grateful that you cheered up the people in Newtown and I bet there are too. I hope you set an example for football players and anyone around the country. You should be honored because you we so thoughtful and generous to go to Newtown and surprise (i don't know if you surprised them or not..) the Pinto family. Especially because you were his favorite player. You should be proud of yourself for being so generous to everyone in Newtown! Good luck against the Ravens on Sunday! CRUUUUUUUUUUUZ!!!!

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