The Jets rookie quarterback surprised server Kensia Thelusma with two tickets to Sunday’s game against the Jaguars while eating Christmas breakfast with his family at The Ritz Diner in Livingston, New Jersey, on Saturday.
Wilson’s mother, Lisa, detailed her visit to the East Coast to see her son on Instagram on Tuesday. She said the Wilson family went to eat at Ritz Diner in Livingston, New Jersey on Christmas Day, when they joined the quarterback, reports Fox News.
“We made our way to the @ritzdiner. Working on Christmas morning isn’t ideal,” Lisa Wilson said, “but our waitress, @kensia thelusma, didn’t let it ruin her day.” “She said her son was a big Jets fan and asked if she could FaceTime him; she had indicated that she wanted to purchase her son tickets to a Jets game but had been working too much.
“Then I saw Zach pick up his phone and start texting. I knew exactly what he was doing, he was transferring our extra family tickets. He said mom, don’t record anything. I don’t do this for people to see. I just want her to be happy, that makes me happy. I actually didn’t record it. His sister did. Rewatching it made my heart so happy, I knew it would make other people happy too. So I decided to share it anyway. Seeing someone so happy on Christmas morning, trumped opening gifts at home by a mile.
“Watching my grown children, making selfless decisions, to make other people happy, was the best Christmas gift a mother could ever receive. True happiness is not wrapped and placed under a tree. It is most often found when we slow down and inhale all the beautiful moments life has to offer.”
A video posted on Lisa Wilson’s Instagram showed the waitress’ son in shock as Zach Wilson and his family ate breakfast.
Thelusma appeared to be overwhelmed with joy when Wilson gave her the tickets.
On Sunday at MetLife Stadium, Wilson, the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft, will meet fellow rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who was taken first overall by the Jaguars. Despite the fact that Wilson will be without his best receivers, head coach Robert Saleh believes his quarterback will thrive in the face of adversity. Saleh will miss the game after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this week.
To top things off, the New York Jets won on Sunday.
Doing a good deed might have brought the team a win!