Rockets deliver Mother’s Day gifts for hospital workers overnight

Houston Rockets Clutch (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets Clutch (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) /

The Houston Rockets and owner Tilman Fertitta teamed up for a very generous deed in the early hours of Mother’s Day for hospital workers.

The novel coronavirus has altered our lives like never before, as we’ve seen some of life’s best moments like weddings and graduations get cancelled. We’ve also seen unemployment numbers rise to 14.7 percent, which is the highest it’s been since the Great Depression. The Houston Rockets have taken notice, and have helped in a number of ways, such as providing food to frontline workers to express their appreciation for their commitment, and have also hosted multiple blood drives, while stressing the importance of donating blood. 

In the early hours of Mother’s Day, the Rockets continued their kind gestures towards mothers who are hospital workers. The Rockets delivered special treats to overnight workers at Memorial Hermann hospital in the Memorial City area, which were all provided by Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta’s Cadillac Bar.

Rockets’ team mascot Clutch the Bear personally hand-delivered the care packages to the workers, while also wearing a mask and gloves through his fur to emphasize social distancing. To say this will be a memorable moment for these mothers is an understatement, as many of them instantly pulled their phones out to record Clutch delivering the packages and to take pictures with the Houston Rockets’ mascot.

This is a class-personified gesture on the part of the Rockets and Fertitta, as the options are extremely limited as it pertains to dining in public, which is a method in which many families celebrate and treat mothers on Mother’s Day. But not only that, it’s yet another way to make the frontline workers feel special and appreciated, as they’re risking their lives to simply go to work and try to help flatten the curve.

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Kudos to the Rockets and Fertitta for yet another kind and thoughtful deed!