Good News Friday: A little boy’s dance at first base goes viral, and gets him with big leaguers. The guys who bought a baby present after getting an accidental text. And an awesome scorpion kick goal

And a Happy Friday to all of you out in Internet-land. We’ve just had two straight nights of Stanley Cup playoffs featuring Game 7’s that stunk, but other than this little herniated disc in my back, I still say life is good.

We start Good News Friday with a little kid dancing, which is how we should start every day.

3-year-old Cooper Buell, new T-ball star, got a hit a few weeks ago during a game. So when he got to first base, he decided to do a little dance. That boy shook it and shook it some more, and it quickly went viral.

So Bank of America decided to give Cooper a little surprise: They brought him to Minute Maid Park to meet the big-league Houston Astros. Check this out…

See, not all giant corporations are TOTALLY evil.

**Next up today, proof that even mis-sent text messages can sometimes lead to good outcomes. We’ve all accidentally sent texts to people we didn’t know; I had a great laugh a few  years ago when I got a text from the same area code of my cell telling me “I’ll be over in 20 minutes so leave the door open alright Jeanie.”

When I wrote back telling this guy he had the wrong number, he texted back something like “Don’t fuck with me tonight, OK, I’ve had a bad day and I’m not in the mood for your jokes!” I’m guessing Jeanie didn’t have a fun night with this dude.

Anyway, I digress.


On March 19, Mark and Lindsey Lashley of Georgia welcomed their first child Cason, a healthy baby boy, into the world. Nothing out of the ordinary there.

Then Cason’s grandmother decided to send a text to family members about her newest bundle of joy. Again, nothing unusual there either.

But when that text went to a stranger named Dennis Williams, and he decided to join in on the celebration, things became even more interesting.

Williams wrote back that even though he didn’t know the Lashleys, since he was part of the text stream he’d come by with presents. Cason’s grandma thought he was joking, but nope, there Williams and his brother are, hanging out at the hospital after bringing baby gifts.

I loved the comment at the end by the Lashleys: “If only we all had this heart.”

**And finally today, a feat of amazing soccer-ness. This is a scorpion-kick goal scored by a 14 and under Brazilian player named Thomas Luciano

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