Chiefs fans commemorate playoff win over Bills by donating tens of thousands to Josh Allen’s charity

Chiefs fans are making mass donations to a Buffalo-area hospital to commemorate their AFC divisional-round victory over the Bills on Sunday.

More specifically, the Kansas City faithful are donating to Buffalo Quarterback Josh Allen’s Patricia Allen Fund, which benefits Buffalo’s John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital. The donation amount: $13, to commemorate the 13 seconds it took Patrick Mahomes to lead a campaign to tie the game at the end of regulation time. The Chiefs would go on to score first in overtime, securing the 42-36 win and a fourth straight berth in the AFC championship game.

The idea originated from the Twitter handle “Chief Kingdom Memez,” which included a link to Allen’s fund and a suggestion that Chiefs fans donate $13. Although there is no way of knowing how many fans have donated how much money, according to the link, the tweet had 32 quote tweets, 99 retweets, and 467 likes as of 5:15 p.m. ET.

As of this writing, nearly 4,000 Chiefs fans have joined together to donate more than $60,000 to John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo.

It’s the perfect setting for Chiefs fans: they can donate to a good cause while rubbing their victory in the faces of desperate Bills fans. Speaking of which, the faithful of Buffalo probably won’t turn down charity money for the local children’s hospital (or they shouldn’t, anyway).

Oishei Children’s Hospital, for its part, was delighted to receive the influx of donations from Chiefs fans, though it acknowledged the anguish of such a devastating loss:

Interestingly, this isn’t the first time fans have flooded an opposing quarterback’s charity with donations. Notably, Bills fans made significant donations to Andy Dalton’s organization in January 2018 after a last-minute touchdown against the Ravens guaranteed Buffalo would make the playoffs for the first time since 1999. Bills fans also donated over $65k to Visually Impaired Advancement after botched umpire calls against the Bucs.

It’s a bittersweet way to end the season for Bills fans, but at least one good thing came out.