Brian Mondaine said he was waiting for a bus the day after Christmas in Kansas City and he recognized a man approaching him as Haley, who Mondaine said he had not previously met, KCTV, Kansas City, reported Tuesday.
"He handed me a stack of 20s said 'Merry Christmas,'" Mondaine said.
"Thanks coach," Mondaine said he told Haley.
"It's touching," he said of the encounter. "I just want to say thank you."
The gift recipient said he would more than happy to return Haley's favor.
"If he ever needs help as a water boy, I'm here," Mondaine said.