It’s a small world when you think about it, and it gets even crazier when you consider how certain acts in life can change an entire generation.

When Deshaun Watson took the field Monday night leading second-ranked Clemson over No. 1 Alabama in the National Championship game, the star quarterback can always think back to Warrick Dunn and Habitat for Humanity.

Dunn, who for years has helped single moms get their first home, was also responsible for then 11-year old Deshaun Watson being able to get his own room for the first time. Just before Thanksgiving in 2006, Dunn was standing in an Atlanta doorway waiting for his family.

According to the story, Watson, who was 11 at the time, burst through the front stoop and headed straight down the hall to his new bedroom.

“I felt grown having my own room,” Watson recalled Saturday. “Just having my own bed, not really being squished, not really worrying about someone sneaking up on me, it was a great moment, a special moment.”

It was Watson who brought home a note from Habitat for Humanity, laying out a path for his mom to own her own home and She jumped at the chance, putting in over 300 hours helping build new houses before they could move in.

“We just try to help put people in safer environments and give kids an opportunity,” Dunn said. “You never know what impact you will have. You hope it’s a positive impact.”

For Deshaun Watson and his family, Dunn’s generosity will affect a generation.

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