Marcus and Markieff Morris hand out assists for holidays

Marcus Morris is best known for his scoring, rebounds and defense, but he and his twin-brother, Markieff, handed out some assists to a number of strangers for the holidays. The brothers donated $6,000.00 towards customers' Christmas gifts at a Northeast Philadelphia Walmart. Here is 6ABC's Annie McCormick on the twins' generosity:

Twin NBA stars Marcus and Markieff Morris were raised in North Philadelphia by their single mother. They went to Prep Charter and call the city their family. This holiday season, they decided to spread some cheer to the surprise of many customers at a Northeast Philadelphia Walmart on Monday.

Customers lining up for the final day for layaways at the store on Adams Avenue learned while in line that the Morris twins spent $6,000 toward customers' Christmas gifts. "God bless them. God bless them!" said customer Roberta Williams of Germantown. "It's wonderful what they are doing for the people."

Their basketball schedules did not permit them to deliver their gifts in person, but they sent their elves, led by their mom Thomasine Morris.

"It's a blessing to be able to give people anything," Morris said.

After the Celtics loss to the Chicago Bulls, there needed to be a uplifting story written about the team and its' players. There are many such potential stories, but this one fits right in for the holidays. This is just the type of tale that makes everyone feel great. Get well from the knee ailment, Marcus.

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