Brett Keisel Chops Off His Beard For Charity

Brett Keisel Chops Off His Beard For CharityThe most famous beard in the NFL is again no more as Brett Keisel held his annual “Shear Da Beard” charity fundraiser on Thursday night. The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end has held the event for three years running and each has culminated with the shearing of a beard he’s started and not touched since the start of the previous season.

‘Taken aback’

But while Keisel’s charitable cutting is almost becoming routine, there was at least one person in Thursday’s crowd that was really taken aback by the dramatic change on the two-time Super Bowl champion’s mug.

From Steelers.com:

A clean-shaven Keisel took the stage to “Sharp Dressed Man,” unrecognizable to many, including his two-year old daughter Grace.


‘Who is that’

“My daughter came in the door and she was like who is that. I don’t know him,” said Keisel. “I had to get my voice out to her and make sure she realized it was me talking to her. She finally warmed up to me.”

Shear Da Beard benefited the cancer programs at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at UPMC, with the money going towards the continued research the hospital does as well as various programs.

Which Brett Keisel look do you like better — with or without the beard? Tell us about your favorite athletes who loyally support charities!

Source: Kevin Kaduk, Yahoo Sports

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Loyal Labrador Braves Traffic To Accompany Dying Pal

Time and again, dogs have proved that “man’s best friend” is more than just an expression. A black Labrador retriever named Grace is exemplifying that in an entirely new way and being hailed as more than just good companion. She is being called a loyal friend to the end and beyond.

A motorist in La Puente, California, captured video of Grace lying down next to her friend, a yellow Labrador retriever who had been struck and injured by another vehicle.

Grace lies patiently next to the other dog as cars whiz by dangerously close to the lane she and her companion are positioned in. She does not seem bothered by the noise or the busy street as she stays by her companion’s side. The motorist who shot the video put out safety cones to protect the dogs and then called animal control.


So far, the video has been viewed almost 200,000 times on YouTube. Unfortunately, Grace’s companion did not survive. As for Grace, she is up for adoption at the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter. Shelter workers say that she appears to have been well cared for, but no owner has come forward yet to claim her. With all the attention she’s getting on the Web and in the news for her loyalty, Grace should have no problem finding a new home.

Would you be willing to adopt an adorable and loyal Labrador like Grace?

Source: Yahoo News

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