Branden Albert was inspired by Kim Kardashian to donate $1M to charity

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 25: Branden Albert #76 of the Miami Dolphins looks on during a game against the Houston Texans at Sun Life Stadium on October 25, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
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Former Pro Bowl offensive tackle Branden Albert made a $1-million donation to charity after seeing Kim Kardashian do the same on an episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."

In the episode, Kim visits Alexandria House, a residence in Los Angeles that provides safe and supportive housing for women and children transitioning from emergency shelters to a permanent residence.

Albert, who last played in the NFL in 2016 for the Miami Dolphins, told TMZ Sports that the episode struck a chord because he grew up in a single-parent household, and his mother and aunt had to work several jobs to make ends meet. He donated to Alexandria House in honor of his mother, who died five years ago from pancreatic cancer.

A representative for Alexandria House told TMZ Sports that they hope to use Albert's donation to purchase another complex to accommodate the 600 or more people they turn away monthly due to a lack of space.