And a Happy Friday to you! Honestly, I could make this entire GNF post about last night’s Republican presidential debate, because as a Democrat, that was 2.5 hours of wonderful. Just crazy, insane, off-the-wall stuff from every candidate but Kasich, and there’s no way the GOP will be smart enough to nominate the guy who might actually win. I consider it wonderfully good news because there’s no way in hell Trump, Cruz or Rubio is winning a general election.
But no, I won’t torture my Republican friends and readers (I promise, I have a few of them! They’ve emailed me!) by gloating over that shit-show last night.
Onward for some REAL happy news…
First up today, a few weeks ago there was a horrible video circulating of a New Jersey homeless man named Ronald Leggatt being paid $5 so an obnoxious kid could pour coffee over his head. (Personal aside: Are kids THAT cruel and bored these days that this is a thing to do?)
The video spread around the world as a pretty good example of evil and stupidity, but remarkably, some good has come out of it. Lots of good-hearted people saw the video and wanted to help Leggatt; money was raised to put him up in a hotel and get him off the streets, and the San Francisco 49ers saw that Leggatt was wearing a worn team jacket in the original video, and so they sent him a huge box full of new 49ers gear.
“Unbelievable,” Leggatt told News 4 New York. “From California! That’s just unbelievable! Best thing that ever happened!”
Good for the Niners.
**Next up, these videos are adorable. A father of a new baby boy wanted to introduce his wee one to his twin brother, her uncle. Watch the baby’s reaction and quite understandable confusion as he goes from her dad to her uncle.
**And finally today, you can mock former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow for a lot of things, and I certainly have over the years. But one thing that has absolutely never been in doubt is his genuinely good heart, and concern for others.
Tebow is incredibly charitable and does tons of good work that gets very little press anymore since he’s pretty much washed out as a pro player. But I saw this last week and again was reminded what a good guy he is.
The Tim Tebow Foundation sponsored a worldwide prom, “Night to Shine,” for people with special needs over last weekend.
This year’s event, which was simultaneously hosted on Friday by 200 churches in 48 states and seven countries, provided a night to remember for more than 32,000 people with special needs.
Tebow attended one of them in New York City, and made a lot of kids very very happy.
Beautiful job, Tim Tebow. Beautiful.