Every once in a while you run across a story about teenagers who show a tremendous amount of selfless kindness. Unfortunately you don’t often see those things in prominent places in the newspapers or even given the space it deserves when it is reported.This story was found in a very short article at News Softpedia. It was both eye-catching and heart-warming.
We see so much in the news today that brings a negative view of today’s teenagers. It’s sad that when they do bad things, their stories are plastered everywhere but when they do wonderful, selfless acts of kindness, you only find them in small articles online or in very insignificant places in newspapers. Of course when things are done selflessly it doesn’t really matter to them that they are not recognized widely.
So let’s get to the story. This is about a young man named Scotty Maloney who is a junior at Unionville Community High School in Bedford County, Tennessee who, because of the kindness of a couple of schoolmates, was able to experience something memorable in his high school years.
To understand the reason for his classmate’s kindness you need to know that Scotty suffers from a condition known as Williams Syndrome that interferes with his speech and learning.
Jesse Cooper who had been voted homecoming king decided to step down and turn the honor of homecoming king over to Scotty. The other two candidates, Drew Gibbs and Zeke Grissom agreed to withdraw from the contest.
In a statement to WKRN Jesse said, “I’ve been blessed with so many things, […] I just wanted Scotty to experience something great in hi high school days.”
Drew Gibbs added this, “We probably wouldn’t even think about it at all but probably now we’ll think about it when we all get together, we’ll say, ‘Hey remember when Scotty won homecoming king?’”
Our young people today for the most part, are wonderful human beings. They are not the selfish, spoiled, arrogant people that they are often made out to be.
It’s great to hear about the good things our teenagers do. Even some of our younger children have hearts that are bigger than life itself. How refreshing to hear something positive about some of America’s teenagers.
The thing about kids who do things like these three teenagers did to make someone happy is that they are humble about it and don’t feel a need to spread it around. It is good however, that someone thought it was important enough to write something about it and bring attention to it.
Then you have those who do bad things and get put into the media where people everywhere are reminded constantly of their actions. They revel in the attention and seem to enjoy being noticed for their deeds.
Jesse, Drew and Zeke are like silent heroes who are loved and respected for their contributions to humanity. Though they may not think it of themselves, it is likely they are heroes to Scotty who may not have had the opportunity to be homecoming king were it not for them.
What a great job those parents did to raise boys who would put others before themselves.
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