In todays’ world you always hear about a lot of the bad things that happen, shootings, robberies, bullying, etc. Rarely do you ever hear about the good things people do. Today I was browsing on Facebook and I saw this video that someone had shared about a middle school football team. Being the crazed football fan that I am I clicked on it and watched the video. The video was about how this middle school team that had a player with a learning disability. He never got to actually play because of his disability however. So the team decided to do something about that. They went behind their coaches back and set up a play to get a close to the end zone as possible without actually going in. Then they would get the player with the disability in the game and protect him as he took the ball the few feet into the end zone for his first touchdown ever. Here is the link to the video if you want to watch it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ejh_hb15Fc
It is moments and acts like this that remind me that our society is not filled with just evil. There are so many good people out there doing nice things for others and they aren’t getting recognized for it. People to help the homeless, or the community, or just a stranger on the sidewalk, they aren’t doing these things to get recognition for anything, they do it because it’s the right thing to do.
Yesterday walking across campus in the rain I saw another act of kindness. There was a girl who was on crutches trying to get to class as fast as she could in the pouring rain. A young man with an umbrella came up behind her and held his umbrella above her to get her dry and then carried her back pack for her. Small things like these can mean so much. Have you done something nice for someone today?