HOUSTON - Brian Cushing made the holidays a little better for some military families.

Cushing and his Brian Cushing Foundation took six military families out to dinner on Tuesday night and then presented them with a shopping spree at a local Walmart. His foundation called the mission 'Operation Holiday Hope.'

Cushing is now the Texans' all-time leading tackler and the team's nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award.