Houston Texans safety Ed Reed has the sympathy from every person who grew up watching the original Transformers, Voltron, Mister Rogers, The Great Space Coaster and ALF.
Reed turned 35-years old on Wednesday, which is only old if you cannot recite the chorus to a Justin Bieber song right now for $1,000. Considering Texans cornerback Brandon Harris was 12-years old when Reed was drafted in 2002, it is easy to see why his teammates consider 35 to be over-the-hill.
That is why Reed’s teammates decided to surprise him with a walker as a birthday gift on Wednesday.
Look at what the Texans gave Ed Reed for his 35th birthday. Is he going to be a bust, and will he finally contribute? pic.twitter.com/SldPGz4yoJ
— Greg Hurst (@GregHurstKHOU) September 12, 2013
According to Daniel Gotera of KHOU 11, Reed’s teammates considered purchasing him a cake in the shape of a Hall of Fame jacket, but humor ended up winning out. Oh, those young kids.
“Some guys don’t take it as well as he’s been taking it, but it’s pretty good,” Texans defensive end J.J. Watt told KHOU 11. “He likes to joke about it too. It always makes it more fun when the guy receiving the jokes is playing along.”
Reed, don’t worry.
Those of us with authentic MC Hammer pants in our closet support you.