As we know, beyond the public opinion and narrative, John Terry's easily one of the best, most magnanimous human beings on this planet. Or at least in and around Chelsea Football Club. I suppose we should not claim to know most human beings on this planet.
From helping to acclimate new players, to caring for the kids in the academy, to helping out the Women's team, to providing fan service both in person and online, to making young fans' dreams come true — just to name a few things — JT does it all both on and off the pitch. It's one of the biggest reasons he will be missed, should he truly be on his way out of the club in the summer.
good great deed, which actually did make the news yesterday, was offering to pay for a young fan's funeral. Tommi Miller of Cambridge was diagnosed with acute childhood leukemia at the age of 3, and after yet another relapse, lost his five-year battle with the terrible disease recently. Last summer, during one of his better days, he got to visit Chelsea and meet several of the Champions of England, including Terry, Čech, Hazard, Zouma, Rémy, Costa, Azpilicueta, and Jose Mourinho, judging by the pictures from that day.
A friend of the Millers contacted JT via Instagram, and the Chelsea captain did not hesitate in covering the funeral costs. A small, yet truly wonderful gesture at such a devastating time for the family.