It’s pretty darn unusual for me to ever praise a current or former North Carolina Tar Heel basketball player, but on Good News Friday, we don’t discriminate.
So today I’d like to pay tribute to former UNC star and current NBA player Brendan Haywood, who has had a mediocre career but has proven to be a good human being along the way.
Haywood’s most recent act of charity is beautiful. Now playing for the Charlotte Bobcats, Haywood got involved with the Center of Hope homeless shelter, and wanted to do something nice for the women who were trying to transition to their own housing.
So Haywood announced he’s going to pay the electric bills for 15 of the women for a full year.
Haywood was raised by a single mom himself.
“I know it’s hard going day to day making ends meet,” Haywood said to the women. “One of the hardest things when my mom was trying to stretch that dollar was paying bills.”
A beautiful gesture by Haywood; good for him.
**Finally, this is for those people who hate Valentine’s Day, and love and stuff. Or for people who just like a good laugh. Check out this prank video of a man and woman faking a proposal all over town, just to get people’s reactions.
I love the one at 1:20 the best. Pretty darn funny.
Of course, this is something that ought to have passed 100-0, but I”ll take it.