A Tale of Two Rivals

It’s like I say all the time; use sports to be a witness
Josh Zuchowski is 9 years old and loves to swim. In fact, he’s one of the best swimmers in Florida; one of the best. The other great swimmer in Florida is 10 year old Reese Branzell. When it comes to swimming races, these guys are almost always in 1st and 2nd place.
Unfortunately, Reese has been in and out of the hospital with a bacterial infection, so he hasn’t been in a swim race for a while. That’s when Josh decided to do something nice for Reese. He decided to send his friend and rival something in the mail:
“He says (in Josh’s letter to Reese) that he’s sorry that I haven’t been feeling very well. I won this trophy for you today and I hope to see you back in the pool. Your friend, Josh” said Reese.
When asked why he did it, Josh had this to say, “Because I felt bad for him. And I talked about it with my parents and they’re trying to teach me to be a good sport. So I was just trying to do what they taught me.”
This act of kindness is what I like to see in sports. Even though the two were “rivals” in a sense, they were mature enough to realize that there’s more to life than the game itself. It more about the friendships and the memories you take away that matter. 
What do you all think? Leave a comment below.
Happy Sabbath!

By David Robinson

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