It’s finally summer and what better way to celebrate than with some feel-good stories?
During the Egypt vs. Uruguay game of the World Cup, Mexican and Colombian fans noticed a disabled Egyptian fan who was unable to watch the game. They lifted him up, wheelchair and all, so he could see the screen at the FIFA fan zone in Moscow. Many fans have reported similar acts of kindness taking place at this year’s World Cup.
World Cup Clean Up
This past Tuesday, Japan may have defeated Columbia in their World Cup soccer game, but that isn’t what they are being celebrated for. After the game, Japanese soccer fans received praise for taking the time to clean up after themselves. They combed the aisles for garbage to throw into blue trash bags they had brought themselves. Senegal’s fans followed suit and were also seen picking up after themselves after celebrating their win in a later game.
No One Gets Left Behind
Helma Wardenaar is a teacher from Chicago, Illinois. When her school planned a three-day camping trip, she learned that 10-year-old Maggie Vazquez would be unable to attend due to her cerebral palsy. School officials feared that neither the walker nor a wheelchair would be able to get her through the hike. Wardenaar would not allow this. She decided the best option would be to purchase a child carrier and carry the little girl on her back. She carried Vazquez for about two hours each day of the trip, as they went on hikes, explored the forest and did many activities.
Enjoy your first weekend of summer, and use the warm weather as a reason to get out more and make a difference!