49ers Marquise Goodwin shares powerful story behind buying his mom a house

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin made headlines earlier this month when he surprised his mom and sister with a house.

KRON4’s Kim Smith asked him about the gracious gift Friday and his response was inspiring to say the least.

“Surprising my mom and sister with a house was the biggest thing to date that I’ve done in my life,” Goodwin responded. “Besides getting married to my best friend,” he added.

Goodwin posted a video of the surprise on Instagram showing his mother and sister’s emotional reaction.

The 27-year-old said it was something he’s always dreamed about doing.

“Growing up, young African American, impoverished, not really having the same opportunities as some of my teammates…I always wanted to get my mom a house,” Goodwin said. “Being on Section 8 housing, having to move each year, house to house, city to city, it’s like no stability and so I just wanted to do something special for mom that she would remember forever and appreciate forever.”

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