Monday, March 10, 2014

High school wrestler's amazing gesture

Saw this on the Today show this morning.   With all the crap going on in this country/world...this was really heart warming and a breath of fresh air!
As reported in USAToday:
"It was a heartwarming moment of sportsmanship humanity following a tough defeat.

High school wrestler Malik Stewart squared off against Mitchell McKee in the Minnesota state wrestling championship at the 120-pound weight class and after a hard-fought match, he was eventually pinned by McKee. The match itself wasn’t the story, though — it was what happened just after.

Instead of storming off, angry at the loss, Stewart shook McKee’s hand and then walked over to McKee’s father, who was watching from the sidelines. Stewart knew McKee’s father was suffering from cancer, so he shook his hand, gave him a hug, and told him to keep fighting. He then congratulated him on his son’s victory.

The fans in attendance cheered the moment, and there were more than a few tears shed."

More detail of this heart warming story at Minnesota's NBC affiliate kare11.

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