Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Cross Country Awesomeness
David shared the coolest thing today. At the end of Caleb's cross country meet, when the varsity were running the last race, it looked like it was all over - teams were gathering for the awards. The crowd at the finish line had dispersed. This one guy was walking on the course, and David figured it was someone who had finished and was cooling off. It turns out he was the last runner - hadn't made it in yet - had kinda given up. A group of guys from a different high school saw this kid and started cheering him on. Then they headed his way, surrounded him and began to jog, and he began to jog too. He finished with a sprint. There were no longer any bystanders at the finish line, just one official. It's like no one even knew this kid was still in the race, but his competitors surrounded him with support and brought him in. I was moved to tears at hearing this and feel my faith in humanity restored!