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Thursday, June 21, 2012

A 6 year-old inspires a long-time professional football player to keep believing in himself

Every once in a while you come across a story that is too nice to ignore—and is a story that provides a wonderful message for all of us, young and old, as well.

I encourage you to click on the link here to read an unusual but uplifting piece from ESPN about former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs.  In brief, a young 6 year-old fan of Jacobs wanted him to re-sign with his old team, the Giants, and apparently went so far as to send Jacobs money in the mail so the running back would be able to stay in New York and sign with the Giants.

As things turned out, Jacobs was not able to re-sign with his former team.  But the neat twist in this story is that Jacobs not only “refunded” the young boy’s financial support (with interest) but actually sought out the young boy so that he could spend some private time with the youngster.

It sounds as though Jacobs also found some personal motivation—and inspiration—as a result of meeting with his young admirer.

With all the negative sports stories that we can’t help but notice, it’s tremendous to see one like this.

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