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I read this in a book my daughter gave me and since it was "author unknown" I felt it was ok to share it ...
A few years ago at the Seattle Special Olympics, nine contestants, all physically or mentally disabled, assembled at the starting line for the 100 - yard dash. At the gun they all started out, not exactly in a dash, but with the relish to run the race to the finish and win.
All, that is except one boy who stumbled on the asphalt, tumbled over a couple of times, and began to cry. The other eight heard the boys cries and they all slowed down and paused. Then they all turned around and went to him....All of them...One little girl with Down's Syndrome bent down and giving him a kiss, told him "the kiss would make him feel better". The nine of them then linked their little arms together and walked to the finish line.
Every person in that stadium stood up, and cheered for 10 minutes, without stopping. :o)
Children are so wonderful and can show us how to be once again, sweet as a child....G-Ma :o) hugs