Josh Rosen is starting his professional career the right way.
Thursday, May 3, was the designated day of the year for the Hugs from Holly campaign, which aims to spread love through acts of kindness and asks those participating to wear pink for the day. Rosen participated by taking his mom out for sushi and leaving a generous tip.
— Josh Rosen (@josh3rosen) May 3, 2018
The campaign was established in remembrance of Holly Heap, the 3-year-old daughter of former NFL tight end Todd Heap who died tragically after she was accidentally struck by a truck driven by Todd Heap in the family’s driveway in Mesa, Ariz. Holly’s birthday was May 3, which fell on Thursday this year.
“Holly was known to give the best hugs, and her love for everyone and everything in life was contagious,” the website established in her honor explained. “Let’s spread this joy as we scatter sunshine in Holly’s honor on her birthday.”
Rosen, the former UCLA star, did his part in spreading the goodwill by fulfilling all three requests of the campaign, which are to wear pink, give hugs and spread kindness.
Todd Heap starred at Arizona State from 1998-2000, catching 115 passes for 1,685 yards and 10 touchdowns in 35 games. He was a first-round selection (31st overall) of the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, where he became an All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowl selection (2002, 2003). He finished his career with the Arizona Cardinals (2011-2012) and retired in 2013.
Join us this Thursday, May 3rd as we honor & celebrate #hugsfromhollyday
Here's how YOU can get involved:
1. Wear PINK in Holly's honor
2. Plan to share hugs and spread love through acts of kindness for those in your community
3. Post your pictures using #hugsfromhollyday pic.twitter.com/X0gOb64RhK
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 30, 2018