The Man Behind Mr. GDT
Superhero, Mr. Good Deed Tuesday, provides a positive role model to children and gains his superpowers by doing Good Deeds to help others.
“Mr. GDT” author Major Wright is very passionate about inspiring change in our communities by actively celebrating children’s positive behaviors.
Inspired by NFL veteran and former University of Florida safety Major Wright, Mr. GDT gains his superpowers by helping others. A Florida native, Wright was blessed to play for the Florida Gators, where he was named a First-Team Freshman All-American, led the SEC in fumble recoveries and played on the 2008 National Championship winning team. Drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2010, he went on to play six seasons in the NFL, joining Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his final two seasons. Upon retiring from the NFL, Wright penned his first book, ‘Major Pain: Confessions of a Smash-Mouth Safety’ and began doing good deeds all around different cities – including initiating impact in his hometown of Fort Lauderdale.
Raised by a very hard working single mother, Wright turned his focus to helping women in similar situations in his community gain financial literacy skills, treat them to a small act of kindness (like manicures), provide grocery cards. By giving back to others, in both big and small deeds, Wright found he was the one feeling better and was inspired to create a larger campaign around “Good Deeds”.
Beyond the comic book, Wright hopes to encourage readers to share their good deeds, talk with children about being kind as well as help support schools in need to start Good Deeds Tuesday program in their classrooms.
Good Deed Tuesday operates under the Wright Way Foundation, which connects households where the children participate in youth sports and activities with resources to permanently break the cycle of poverty – especially for single-parent households. The Foundation holds youth sports camps that teach athletic skills, instill positive character education, and facilitates productive human development through social emotional learning.
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