Brandon Jacobs is a man of his word.
Jacobs was genuinely touched by Armento's gesture and pledged that he would meet with the boy. The meeting happened Wednesday, when Jacobs was back in New Jersey to collect his belongings and continue his moving process to the West Coast.
Jacobs, along with his young son, took Armento and his brother to a local Jump On In bounce house, where the group played for two hours straight, according to The Sacramento Bee.
"He told me he really wanted to get out there with the kids," Julie Armento, Joseph's mother, said in a telephone interview. "He really wanted to enjoy it, and he did. It was amazing."
Jacobs gave Joseph a signed Giants helmet and a $5 bill, paying back the boy with interest for his $3.36 investment in his favorite player.
"When we first spoke, he said that he was genuinely touched by the letter, that it almost brought him to tears," Julie said. "He said it came at just the right time for him."