That's why I didn't watch it for a couple of days, even though a bunch of my friends had posted it. Not that I don't appreciate any act of kindness, but I figured that there must be something different about this store if so many people were sharing it.<quoted text>
Ditto...I thought it would be the run of the mill kind of "team is nice to the mentally handicapped kid" vid, but the kid from the other team, too? Kids are still being raised right.
I find that kids are often mean, especially when they get together in groups. It's not always intentional, but empathy is very difficult for children to understand and put into practice (it's hard for adults, too). That's why acts of kindness stand out so much.
I may have told this story on here before, but my younger brother (the one with Asperger's) was the manager of the football team in high school. He got that position because my older brother played football and the Athletic Director took my little bro under his wing, so he kept that position even after Big Bro graduated. During his senior year of hs, my brother was sick on his birthday and had to miss football practice. Around dinnertime, my father saw a line of cars pulling up in front of the house. They live on a cul-de-sac off of another cul-de-sac, so the only reason to be there was to visit our house and my father started to worry that this group of kids was going to toilet paper or house or something similar. Every member of the football team got out of those cars and sang "Happy Birthday" to my brother. It is still one of his best memories of hs and my father gets a little choked up when he talks about it.