The last few weeks in the sports world have been seemingly focused on allegations and putting players, franchises and even schools in a negative spotlight. As always is the case, stories of negative actions catch like wild fire and can cross over into more than just sports life, and into real life society. At times, it makes you wonder if there is still good out there.
On Friday, there was an awesome reminder that there are still good news stories out there to be found. In San Francisco, a city came together in this season of thanks to grant a boy a wish. It is a cool story that was all the talk on social media and news coverage that will surely put anyone into the holiday spirit, or at least an instant good mood. It is a story that should be celebrated and recognized.
The Make A Wish Foundation granted a boy a wish to be Batkid for a day. The city of San Francisco transformed into a Gotham City movie-like set. All day, Batkid went around town saving the day and also the San Francisco Giants‘ mascot, who was being held captive at AT&T Park, home of the Giants.
Hats off goes out to the San Francisco Giants’ organization and the city of San Francisco for putting on a great display of humanity. The Make A Wish Foundation had asked for just a handful of people to be extras for the day, but what they got was a whole city showing support. It was a wish that surely was more than expected.
There was no game winning shot or major trade involved, just a great story to kick off the weekend. Great job,
Here is a link to the day’s festivities sure to put a smile on your face: