Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/5/12
Andre Johnson must be a fan of Supermarket Sweep. The Texans’ wide receiver hosted his annual shopping spree for 12 at-risk youths on Tuesday morning, allowing 12 kids to run wild in Toys “R” Us for 80 seconds while filling their carts with as many toys as they could. The final bill? A whopping $19,521. Johnson picked up the tab on behalf of the Andre Johnson Charitable Foundation, which hosts many similar events throughout the year. According to the Texans’ official site, the 12 kids selected by Child Protective Services have all dealt with parental abuse of some form and now live with an extended family member. Because of the hardships that the kids have overcome, the All-Pro admits this Christmas shopping spree is his favorite. “I think it’s probably the best one because you get to see the kids really enjoy it,” Johnson said. “That’s what this season is about.  It’s something I look forward to. The kids are happy, they get what they want for Christmas, and that’s all that matters.” Check out a photo of the shopping spree’s aftermath below, where Johnson is holding up the receipts from what the kids picked out in just a little over a minute each. Photo via Reddit/lebkong

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