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I know this story from CBS News is about Mitchell Marcus and his Coronado HS (El Paso, TX) basketball team. But I think the real star of this story, is Franklin High School Senior Jonathan Montanez:
I hope I raise my son to be the kind of young man that Montanez’ parents raised.
But here’s where the fairytale fell apart. Although his teammates did everything they could to get Mitchell a basket, each time they passed him the ball, he either missed the shot, or, like on their last possession, booted it out of bounds, turning the ball over to the other team with just seconds left.
“He wasn’t going to be able to score, but I was hoping that he was happy that he was just put in the game,” Morales says. He couldn’t have imagined what happened next.
What happened occurred on the inbound. The guy with the ball was a senior at Franklin High School, Number 22, Jonathon Montanez.
“I was raised to treat others how you want to be treated,” Jonathon says. “I just though Mitchell deserved his chance, deserved his opportunity.”
What a remarkable show of not just sportsmanship, but of grace, kindness, and compassion. Traits seemingly all too rare in young people today. Or old people, for that matter.