Take a look at this charming NY Times story, found here, about how Giants leading defensive end Justin Tuck and his wife Lauran’s commitment to children’s literacy is evident in their charitable organization, R.U.S.H. for Literacy, and in their parenting of their adorable two-year old son.

This is a great story on so many levels. It is lovely to see a family focused on parenting their son well, good to see a professional athlete who is a college graduate (Notre Dame ’05) and appreciates the value of his off-the-field education, and heartening to see that Justin and Lauran (who was at Notre Dame with him and was just awarded a graduate degree this year from the University of Pennsylvania) understand the importance of being philanthropic, giving back and helping others. Good stuff.