The attachment little kids get to their favorite athletes is pretty intense. Not even the star player going to another team is enough to break that bond.
So I loved this story about 6-year-old Joe Armento, who was a huge fan of New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs.
When Jacobs left the team to sign with San Francisco earlier this offseason, he asked his parents why the Giants let him go. Informed that the Giants didn’t have enough money to pay Jacobs, Joe decided to do something about it: He mailed his piggy bank savings, all $3.36 of it, to Jacobs.
“So you could go to the Giants. Here’s my money. Love, Joe,” part of the accompanying letter (written by his Mom) said.
So sweet. Jacobs, who has always seemed like a first-class jerk on and off the field to me, is doing the right thing this time. He’s promised to pay the kid a visit at his home.
Hope he gives the kid some more money for his bank.
**This is very cool: A high school string trio in Pennsylvania decided to play a popular song from every year they were in school, on stage, for their fellow graduates. Even though the first song they play is a Backstreet Boys ditty, I give them big props for this performance…
**Finally today, I’m cheating a little with this last one. It’s not really a “good news” story or video. Still, when I read it and heard it, I knew I had to share immediately.
A Connecticut man named Rother McLennon called the police Wednesday from inside of a deli. He wanted the cops to drop by because the kid behind the counter wasn’t making his sandwich correctly.
From the transcript of the 911 call, which you really need to listen to:
“Um, hi. My name is Rother McLennon and I’m at Grateful Deli. I specifically asked for um little um, turkey, and little um ham and a lot of cheese and a lot of mayonnaise…and they are giving me a hard time so I was wondering if you could stop by and just…”
Yeah. God bless the dispatcher for not screaming at poor Rother.