My Favorite Josh Allen Story: When He Paid For Everyone’s Ice Cream in Orchard Park
The amount of Josh Allen stories over the past three years is seemingly endless. He's become a local celebrity in Buffalo and I would argue he's THE biggest celebrity in Buffalo.
Leading the team to two straight playoff appearances for the first time since 1999; leading the team to a 13-3 record for the first time since 1993; winning the AFC East for the first time since 1995; and making the AFC Championship game for the first time since 1993 will likely do that.
Allen has a breakthrough season in 2020, passing for over 4,500 yards and 46 total touchdowns, with 37 of them coming through the air.
Allen has been spotted around Western New York, doing some pretty awesome things. He recently helped 6th-graders get a pizza party, and another heartwarming story was Josh personally inviting a family who lost their father in a car crash to a Bills game in 2019 and met them before the game.
What might be my favorite story is back in the winter, when Josh Allen was just going out for ice cream at the Cold Stone Creamery at the Quaker Crossing Plaza in Orchard Park.
Josh ended up being seen and he decided to take time time out for pictures with the Bills fans there that night (both customers and employees) and then decided to pay for everyone's ice cream before he left.
That was early February, literally a week or less after the Bills lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game. Allen's father also was battling COVID-19 at the time and it would have been okay for him to just go on his way, but he decided to take time out for the people at Cold Stone Creamery that night.
That's why it's my favorite Josh Allen story. It's a great story regardless, but knowing that Allen just had his heart broken in the biggest football game of his life a few days prior, it makes him rise above most in the world of professional athletes.