After my son's first basketball scrimmage with another local squad, a young man from the opposing team approached him.
Addressing my son by him name, the kid stated:
"Great game. I have seen you play before, and you put on a clinic today--offense, defense, and ball-handling."
My son thanked him for the compliments, they exchanged pleasantries, and then both went their separate ways.
Prior to that brief chat, my son told me that he had seen the nice opposing player at school, but did not know his name since they are in different grades. He said that they had never talked before.
I had seen the "nice kid" before on several occasions. I remember that he is usually the last person to be picked up very late in the day from the school's after care program.
Often, he has the longest school day of any of the students—still garbed in his blue uniform after the sun has set when many of the other third graders are at home in their second hour of X-Box.
I also know that "nice kid" is adopted and happens to be of a different race from anyone else in the school.
Despite all of the challenges, this 8 or 9 year-old initiates conversation and offers compliments and encouragement to someone he does not even know.
They say that children reflect the character of their parents.
I was impressed.
Nicely done mom and dad.
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