Look at This Proof That There Are Good Kids Left in the World If You Look Hard Enough
It seems like every story about a kid between 12 & 20 years of age is about something that takes any remaining hope for humanity and sucks it right out of us. This is not one of those stories.
This is actually two different stories wrapped up into one. The first story is about a young man that was just in the national spotlight a week ago. Sam Holtz isn't a name you probably recognize, but he's the 12-year-old that won the ESPN Bracket Challenge, besting more than 11 million other brackets to become the king of March Madness.
First came the news that our basketball-predicting prowess had been outdone by a 12-year-old. Then we heard he can't win the cash OR the trip to Hawaii because he's under 18. Then came the good news. Holtz was given a $1,000 Best Buy gift card as compensation. Then came the better news.
Holtz bought himself an XBox One, and instead of buying himself some Beats or an iPad, he bought another Xbox One. The extra gaming console wasn't in case the first one broke. He gave the 2nd Xbox One to the Make a Wish Foundation.
Holtz told reporters he remembers a cousin that was ill and taken to Disney World by Make a Wish and decided to pass along his good fortunes to those that could really use it. Good kid.
He's not the only good kid to celebrate. There's another young man, and even though he's Canadian, we applaud his humanity.